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Wild Abandon Ranch

· Paonia, Delta, Colorado
50 acres hosted by Maegen L.
1 RV/tent site
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Maegen is a Star Host
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Wild Abandon Ranch is a gorgeous 50 acre property that we just acquired in March of 2023. Sadly, the property had been abandoned and neglected for over 20 years and we are doing our best to breath some new life into her. We are chasing those land dreams! This property has a wild amount of potential and an endless story of labor and we hope to bring a new vision and purpose to this very special place. The Hipcamp site is located down by the creek (on the SOUTH side of Minnesota Creek Rd) where you'll have total privacy and room to relax and explore. The deer trails are a great way to get lost amongst the trees and the rhythm of the creek. Just down the road further on Minnesota Creek Road is direct access to National Forest. Our property is only 3.5 miles from the town of Paonia so you're oh-so-close yet so far away from it all. Paonia is central to the abundant North Fork Valley and there is so much to experience in this area. From hiking, biking, camping, or swimming to touring the many vibrant vineyards or galleries. Your visit is directly contributing to this land's second chance. We hope you'll visit again and follow along in the evolution of Wild Abandon Ranch. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!The "Wild One" site is our first and only Hipcamp spot here at Wild Abandon Ranch. It is perfectly situated right along Minnesota Creek with ample privacy, shade, and beauty. We've cleared out a nice flat section that is perfect for a tent or vehicle. We've provided a wood picnic table and some solar string lights to make your stay under the stars a bit more cozy and comfortable. Once you've reached the site, you can situate your tent(s) or RV however you'd like within the cleared out section. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of walking the deer trails along the creek or travel just down Minnesota Creek Road to reach National Forest access. Paonia and the North Fork Valley are abundant places with much to offer. Please reach out if you have any questions or would like local advice. By staying on "Wild One", you are directly contributing to us reviving and stewarding a 50 acre guest ranch that has been abandoned for over 20 years. She needs a lot of love right now, and your visit is aiding in her care and growth. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
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Paonia, Delta, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 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 Maegen L.Joined in August 2015
12 ratings · 10 reviews
Stefanie B.recommends
October 21, 2023
The Wild One
Peaceful, lovely, beautiful camp
This was such a lovely campsite! We had such an amazing time- especially my puppy, grizz! The spot is in the middle of an open, lush farm with amazing views. The sunset was spectacular & the sound of the stream at night was great. We really loved the picnic table and the string lights! Can’t wait to come back!
Rachael K.recommends
October 9, 2023
The Wild One
We took our camper van to this spot and stayed a long weekend with our 2 dogs. Overall loved the spot but we were mostly in town to check out wineries so we didn’t spend the whole time there. It’s quiet overall, minus a few times a day when the dog across the street barks for a while. I think that’s on par with farm dogs though. It worked for our needs and would probably stay again due to having more space and privacy than other camp spots in the same price range.
Candace W.recommends
September 25, 2023
The Wild One
Lovely little spot.
Wonderful spot!!! I loved the little touches like solar lights and a few seats. The stream was lovely. Host was very responsive and kind.
Raymond W.recommends
September 24, 2023
The Wild One
Lovely spot!
Wonderful place to be!!! The stream is refreshing and the hosts are friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommend!!!
Katie T.recommends
August 22, 2023
The Wild One
Very private and access to the creek was really enjoyable with the heat.
Tyler P.recommends
August 14, 2023
The Wild One
Awesome little moto-camping spot
What a cool little campsite! Rode in from Denver on my motorcycle and what a neat spot to spend the night. The spot is nice and large with plenty of options for where to park and where to set up your tent. The space is nice and private but you do not feel like you are completely out in the middle of nowhere. It was super convenient to have the picnic table and the lights at night made a huge difference. As of the time I went, there wasn't any space to make a fire so don't plan on that for the time being. Also, there is no toilet space so you will need to dig a cathole somewhere away from the stream. Verizon had 1-2 bars on a lot of the space but service was slow so nothing more than just texting (at least on my phone). Will definitely stay again when I am in the area!
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