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Rustic Creek Ranch

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· Bailey, Jefferson, Colorado
160 acres hosted by Debbie M.
21 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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Best in Colorado: 1st place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Great for groups
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for larger groups.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Debbie is a Star Host
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The 160 acre ranch was homesteaded by my grandfather over 100 years ago. He was an engineer. The plan was to use this property as summer grazing for his cattle. The cattle were wintered at the other ranch about 10 miles away, which was homesteaded by my great grandfather. Because my grandfather could survey, he made sure the property lines zigzaged up the valley so the small creek was in the middle to provide water for the animals. He chose well. It is a beautiful, quiet place with elk, deer and wild turkeys. There are tons of wild flowers in the summer. Columbines, the Colorado state flower, wild roses, paintbrushes and lots of wild chokecherries. With nice views of nearby mountains, open pastures, evergreen forests and aspen groves, it looks like it did 100 years ago. Plus, there are a couple of ponds for your dogs to cool off in. Since the first cattle, the ranch has also been home to goats, chickens, horses, and now more goats, alpacas and llamas. And of course the Great Pyrenees ranch dogs. I had a house built a few years ago and live on the property full time. The ranch is surrounded by Pike National Forest with the Colorado Trail connecting the property in a number of places. Some of the highest ranked mountain bike trails are nearby. There are lots of places on and off the property to hike, mountain bike and ride your horse. On a clear night you can see thousands of stars and hear coyotes howl. For a drone video of the ranch check out: YouTube's Midsummer 2020 Flyover. Elevation 8,000 feet, Average Summer Temperatures: Days 60-80 f, Nights 45-60 f, Sunshine Average 73-80%, Colorado Trail Segment 3, USGS Maps: Windy Peak; Green Mountain quadrangles. This is the official info. Basically, the weather is usually similar to the Denver area - just 10 degrees cooler. About 8 miles away is the small town of Bailey. It has just about everything you might need: small grocery store, coffee shops, gas, laundry, a dollar store, hardware store, camping and sports equipment, brew pub, winery, a few restaurants, potable water station and more.
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895 ratings · 651 reviews
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Jessica J.recommends
June 23, 2024
#1 Choke Cherry - group site
Amazing location & amenities
Fabulous location - close to Denver but feels worlds away. Amenities were fab from outhouses to chairs/tables to sun shades. Hosts were very kind and informative. We will be back- suspect during the fall/aspen season as the property is due to be gorgeous!
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Chad D.recommends
June 20, 2024
#20 Little Meadow
5 Stars!
Amazing property. Animals were fun. Debbie spent some time telling us about the ranch. Garage place.
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Liz C.recommends
June 12, 2024
#8 Blue Spruce
This was such an amazing camping experience. Debbie and Walt were so welcoming. They had alpaca, llama, goats, baby goats, and a pony. They educated us about the animals. We got to pet the goats, the pony, and even the babies!!! If you can win an award for the cleanest port-o-potty, they would win it! This is more of a family site/ chill site. There were definitely animal sounds at night which didn’t bother us. Each site has a table and chairs, a fire pit, and a fire ring. The site is 5 miles from the lake, but you need to purchase a day pass to get (BEFORE YOUR TRIP). They often sell out. I would recommend this site over and over. We will be back!!! Follow her directions and you won’t get lost!
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Jordan B.recommends
June 11, 2024
#20 Little Meadow
Deb is great, and the site is gorgeous and well-kept. 10/10
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Jori H.recommends
June 11, 2024
#20 Little Meadow
Great spot! Lots of privacy! Debbie is an amazing host!
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Robyn D.recommends
June 11, 2024
#11 Humming Bird
Attention to Detail
Debbie's attention to detail is what I appreciate most. Her sites are always clean and easy to access. We're big fans of Rustic Creek.
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Bailey, Jefferson, 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
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Hosted by Debbie M.Joined in November 2020
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