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Prospector’s Rush

· Central City, Clear Creek, Colorado
5 acres hosted by Nicki C.
6 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Welcome to Prospector’s Rush campground located on a 5-acre old mining claim near Idaho Springs, Colorado. This unique rustic campground offers visitors a chance to reconnect with nature while experiencing the rich history of the area. 4WD is necessary to access our property!!! As you arrive, you'll be greeted by the untouched beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the sound of a nearby stream. The campground is surrounded by towering pine trees and a variety of wildlife (moose, deer, elk, turkeys and black bear), providing a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Prospector’s Rush campground offers tent sites and RV sites, each with plenty of space for campers to spread out and enjoy the natural surroundings. While we do not have running water on site, we do have a pit toilet. This is a true camping experience, allowing you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the simplicity of nature. As you explore the area, you'll discover remnants of the old mining operation, including abandoned mineshafts. You can also hike the nearby trails, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the starry night sky. At Prospector’s Rush campground, we pride ourselves on offering a true wilderness experience, with limited amenities to ensure that you can fully appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Come visit Prospector’s Rush campground and discover a piece of Colorado's rich history while immersing yourself in the peace and tranquility of pure nature. 4WD is mandatory!!
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Central City, Clear Creek, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Tséstho’e (Cheyenne) 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 Nicki C.Joined in June 2023
93 ratings · 70 reviews
Jay J.recommends
November 20, 2023
Prospector’s Rush #9
Cool spot 9, close to neighbors and the road. You can hear cars coming up and down. Place was reserved Rocky and quiet overall. I would recommend
Joshua P.recommends
November 20, 2023
Prospector‘s Rush #11
Awesome and quick truck camping
Excellent place for truck camping, there was one other camper close by but there was comfortable distance. It was dry when we went, however I can imagine a little challenge with some snow. Definitely some minor trail riding experience a plus
Maffi P.recommends
November 6, 2023
Prospector’s Rush #9
We decided to do one last camping trip super last minute and found this gem late at night. It was absolutely perfect. We were the only ones there and we will definitely be coming back in the spring! Getting there late at night was super easy following Nicki’s instructions 👌🏼 Definitely need a AWD with an off-road setting or 4x4. Thank you for having us!
Dylan K.recommends
November 5, 2023
Prospector‘s Rush #3
Pure Gold!
Absolutely gorgeous view overlooking the valley from the mound with the fire pit and tent plot! Beautiful, remote location to enjoy the serenity of the mountains!
Alexander H.recommends
October 25, 2023
Prospector‘s Rush #3
Awesome hosts and super peaceful sites! If your looking for a great Colorado feel this hits it on the nose.
Jerry R.recommends
October 18, 2023
Prospector‘s Rush #3
A little slice of the mountains
I chose site 3 because of other reviews. I think I chose wisely. Great night views. Great morning views. I didn’t have a fire so I set up camp right on the hill and basically spent my entire stay on it. Unfortunately, I only had about 16 hours there, but loved every minute of it. The drive up is great to fit in with the theme. Bring some binoculars and spot the other mine artifacts along the hillsides. I’m a midwesterner, so this is a gem for me. Even my local Denver area family agreed when I showed them pictures. It’s hard to find places like this to camp. And yet so close to everything. This is definitely in the top 5 I’ve yet to stay at on Hipcamp. We all have different tastes of what we want/expect, but that’s my two cents.
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