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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.
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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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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Pat C.recommends
June 5, 2024
#1 Choke Cherry - group site
Peaceful rustic setting
Beautiful setting, plenty of private space and some wide open space as well. Toilets are maintained every morning, which is wonderfully refreshing compared to other sites. The Pyrenees patrol kept the big animals at bay far from our camp areas, their woofs at night in the distance were reassuring.
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Kiya K.recommends
June 3, 2024
# 7 Ponderosa
Really loved staying here. Gorgeous site & nice & spread out from other sites. Porta-potty was literally the cleanest I've ever seen. Very sweet doggos & little pony. Great spot to camp with our small kids. Would love to come back another time.
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Kim A.recommends
June 3, 2024
#1 Choke Cherry - group site
Thank you!
Such an amazing place! Thank you for sharing it with us. We will for sure be back! Great views, baby goats, and a fabulous time!
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Frances B.recommends
June 3, 2024
#4 Backwoods
1st trip with Hipcamp!
This was my first stay with HipCamp and I was unsure of what to expect all around but this is an awesome spot! Great space for a group and the free ranging animals are so fun to see throughout the day. Debbie was very accommodating and the bathroom facilities were kept clean throughout. 10/10 would recommend and I will definitely be back!
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Eileen D.recommends
June 3, 2024
#4 Backwoods
Spectacular
My favorite place. Been here many times. It's hard to believe it gets better but Debbie keeps on improving the space and her hospitality.
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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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