This was my families first trip out to the Colorado and was chosen based on this camp. We then build the rest of our trip around this stunning location. Ive traveled a good amount of the world and I can say this place has the most breathtaking scenery ive ever witnessed.
From the very beginning of the trip Eric helped us navigate the trail up to the camp since I had no Colorado off road experience. And like other reviews describe the road is not for the faint hearted (especially if your from the east coast). But Eric and his buddy Mike helped us up the road with ease. If you have no off road experience I would reach out to Eric for guidance.
The camp is framed by lush green forest and a beautiful mountain background. A small stream cuts through the camp and the old snow fall provided us with a fun end of summer snowball fight. The walking trail leading to the camp was surrounded by wild mountain flowers and tall grass. its like a dream.
Erics meals were hearty and delicious. The first night was a pasta with elk meat accompanied by garlic bread and dessert. The second night we had venison (the best ive ever had!), mashed potatoes and broccoli.
The tent provided me with the best sleep ive had in weeks and the stove kept us warm all night. Although you have to feed it every 2.5 hours to keep it toasty.
During the day we hiked down the waterfall stream and found amazing rocks with crystals, we panned for gold (a kit from town for my 7 year old) and explored. At dusk you could see bucks up on the ridge with the help of binoculars. The stars at night were insane! we had no moon with no clouds and the milky way was clear as day.
This was an epic trip. Words or pictures cant do this special place any justice. If you visit this amazing location please respect the nature and surroundings around it.