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Lazy Rooster Ranch

· Rico, Colorado
50 acres hosted by Jaq G.
1 lodging site · 4 tent sites
The ranch was the site of a sawmill in the early 1900s when the old Rio Grande Southern and Galloping Goose Railroads ran through the property along the Dolores River. All that’s left now is a little shack in the middle of the meadow and some remnants of the railroad tracks in the river. 
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Rico, Colorado, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jaq G.Joined in May 2017
89 ratings · 60 reviews
Janessa B.recommends
September 26, 2023
Dispersed camp site // Walk in only
Fall Camping
Jaq was really nice and helpful! Had water and firewood available for us. Our site was private and secluded. Well maintained.
Tyler W.recommends
September 19, 2023
Dispersed camp site // Walk in only
Great Hosts, Great Memories
Jacqui, Rick, and Major Henry were excellent hosts. The campground was wonderful, and I was lucky enough to experience both the campsite and a cabin. Campsite was clean, had amenities, and was right beside a beautiful sounding river. If you can sleep with that white noise, I'd suggest the cabin heh. Cabin was, again, clean, cute, and warm (temps were hovering around freezing when I visited). The bed was super comfy and there were places to plug in devices for charging and what not. Lastly, and this is a biggie, Jacqui and Rick were laid-back, friendly, and accommodating. They were excellent communicators and quickly responded to either text or calls. You could tell they loved the campground and took pride in making it better each day. They also offered suggestions on great hikes and day trips in the area. Major Henry (the pup) is mostly in charge of the campground, though he is on duty most of the day, he will take time from his rounds to come visit and play. :) Summarizing, excellent campground, worth the money. If I'm back in the area, I'll make their campground my home base again. Highly recommend.
Carolyn P.recommends
September 9, 2023
Dispersed camp site // Walk in only
Miss this place already!
We had such a good time camping at this spot! Jaq is an amazing host- she made us feel super welcome and her pup is the cutest!! The campsite was very well maintained with a nice deck to pitch the tent on. All the amenities we could have needed were available, including a porta-potty and small hand wash station. Jaq did a great job of giving us our space while also being available to help with whatever we needed- she brought firewood to us both nights we were there, and gave us great recommendations on places to grab a bite, hiking trails, and fishing spots. I caught a beautiful rainbow trout right in front of our campsite. Rico is super cute too and and just a couple minutes up the road. This is a special place and we’re looking forward to visiting again!
Vannisa V.recommends
September 6, 2023
Dispersed camp site // Walk in only
Jaq has the most beautiful property to spend a holiday weekend getaway. She made sure we had all that we needed when we got there. The area is so serene and beautiful. The river is right next next to our camp, what peace it brings. Only thing I'd complain about is the short amount of time we stayed. I could definitely stay a few more days to explore and live in such a peaceful serenity. We will definitely come back and stay longer. Thank you for you hospitality Jaq!!!
Jacob P.recommends
August 23, 2023
Dispersed camp site // Walk in only
Nice Views
Really nice host and very accommodating. Site was along the river, peaceful and quiet. It appears they are renovating the camping sites a bit or adding to it. Keep in mind this was the only camp site (that we stayed at on our 10 day trip) that does not provide fire wood, you do have to purchase it from the host. Port-o-potty at our side for all campers to use, so maybe suggest staying further from that so you don't hear the door at night. The site is just outside of the small town of Rico. Highly suggest stopping by the adorbale coffee shop in town! Super good coffee, really sweet owner and cute merch!
Amanda D.recommends
August 20, 2023
Lazy Rooster Ranch // Cozy Cabin
Love this place! I will definitely stay here again next year. Jaq is an amazing host. The bed is very comfortable and the campsite is beautiful and clean. It was so relaxing hearing the river and being able to smell the trees.
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