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Durango Placer

· Hesperus, La Plata, Colorado
5 acres hosted by Joe G.
1 RV/tent site
Near Mesa Verde National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Mesa Verde.
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
All to yourself
98% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Learn more about this land: The creek is just feet away from your tent site, with numerous waterfalls. Great hiking, or just taking in the scenery. So much to do in the immediate area: biking, hiking, fishing swimming, jeeping, exploring, rock hounding, birding, etc. Located 35 minutes from downtown Durango at 9300 feet. Visit the cool mountains and the cold creek. You will have the place to yourself. One group only on this property at a time. There are 3 tent sites to choose from, and a RV site to park. Up to 6 guests in a group allowed . Fire wood is provided free, a full kitchen with camp stove, sink , utensils, cups, and plates available. Updated privy, and hot showers. Enjoy ! The road closes in the winter so hosting is restricted from May 15th thru October 15th There is no cell service. Wifi is available. Landline is available in emergency. Happy Camping !The creek is just feet away from your tent site, with numerous waterfalls. Located 35 minutes from downtown Durango at 9300 feet, nestled in the Rockies. It is cool here so bring a jacket Daytime temps in the 70's; nighttime in the 50"s. Numerous places to explore nearby and afar. There are 3 tent sites to choose from, and a RV site to park. Full kitchen includes stove, pots and pan. utensils, soap, cleaning supplies , firewood, hot shower, and wash station provided. Up to 6 guests in group; Pricing is $40.00/person /night for one person. $35.00/ person/ night for additional campers, ie. 1 camper $ 40 ; 2 campers $ 75 3 campers $ 110 4 campers $ 145 5 campers $ 180 6 campers $ 215 The road closes in the winter so hosting is restricted from May thru September. There may be camping offered in October depending on weather conditions. There is no cell service. Wifi is available. Happy Camping !
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66 ratings · 62 reviews
Seth L.recommends
July 5, 2024
Primitive Glamping
Joe’s camp is the best of both worlds! We have camped at a number of spots in the past decade but this one takes the cake as a home base. Think of it more as primitive glamping. You get to tent camp in the mountains while utilizing the amenities Joe has set up. Although we came prepared, the provided gear was useful. The work he has put into the land shows. He’s a respectful host who gives you your space, but is readily available should a need arise. It took us a couple of nights to get the layout of the land, but now we’ll be old pros when we return, because we are definitely returning in the future! To address a concern about road noise in an earlier review, yes you occasionally hear a vehicle or two travel up and down, but the sound of running water in the creek really cancels out the minimal road noise you might be concerned about. Thanks for a great stay, Joe!
Kyle C.recommends
July 1, 2024
Lovely location, it was spectacular and serene. Would definitely go again.
Seton T.recommends
June 21, 2024
The tent spot is tucked into the forest near the creek and is so beautiful and serene! And the amenities Joe added were a great plus!
James M.recommends
June 18, 2024
Well equipped and beautiful location. Camping with a great fire pit, bbq and even out door heated shower all next to a creek he has gear to pan for gold. Well done!!
Brian F.recommends
June 18, 2024
Creekside excellence!
What an amazing campsite this was. It set a high bar for all other sites. The setting was beautiful and tranquil with a creek running by. It offered plenty of shade and privacy. The host really thought of everything when building this site and his hospitality was second to none.
Julia K.recommends
June 17, 2024
So sorry about our naughty huskies
I think the best part about a Hipcamp spot - such as this - is that you get the benefit of having your stuff on private property. And we took advantage of this, often leaving our belongings to go explore, spend the day in town etc. We also loved that we were allowed to do campfires!! And there were even logs ready and stocked!!! The outhouse was nice, stocked with toilet paper and even a trash can for things that don’t compost. The hot shower is pretty awesome to have and it’s pretty fun to try on a cool evening! Aside from the land being an absolute paradise with more room to roam than what you would get at any ol’ regular public campsite, Joe was an awesome host that took the time to make sure we knew how everything worked and that we understood the instructions he printed out for us. Joe has the place set up to where you wouldn’t need to bring much except food and tent stuff, and your small gear. He has the camp furniture and stove ready, and some cookware. Theres even a sink with soap! There was great privacy overall, but as you walk along the creek deeper into camp, you are able to see a glimpse of Joes cabin up the hill, and unfortunately our bad huskies were overcome with curiosity multiple times and they did run to his cabin and possibly chased Joe’s pet cats. I feel that owners bringing their dogs should know that there are cats nearby, because this does matter with certain breeds (such as huskies, who can’t help themselves because they’re naughty).
Hesperus, La Plata, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Diné Bikéyah, Pueblos, and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Joe G.

Joined in August 2021
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