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The High Desert Ranch

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The High Desert Ranch: Sites

General

  • Laidback site on a 40-acre ranch 10 minutes' drive from Moffat
  • A 10-minute drive to Crestone; several hot springs within half an hour
  • Dark sky area for stargazing, with stunning mountain views

The High Desert Ranch is a 40-acre Colorado campground with easy access from the main road and the town of Moffat, 10 minutes’ drive away.

The surroundings here are pretty spectacular – it’s ranch land, state land and wildlife refuge all around, and there are mountain views of the Sangre de Cristo Range in every direction. Hiking, horse riding and off-roading trails are a few minutes away for in-depth exploring, but there are sights to be seen from the campground too: the state’s second-largest herd of elk can often be seen from the property.

Back in the 1980s this land was part of a large ranch; that ranch is still up and running but this parcel of land has now been turned into a laidback site that welcomes families, couples, groups and dogs who’d like to explore places like the Great Sand Dunes or Gunnison National Forest. Being pretty far removed from urban centres also means this is a great dark-sky spot for stargazing.

The campground is fairly basic, with just portaloos, wifi and a dog park on the facilities front, but the pitches are spacious and there’s no problem lighting up campfires or barbecues (pick up supplies at the grocery store 10 minutes’ drive away).

Please note

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • 18388 County Road 65, Moffat, Colorado, USA, 81143
  • Timezone America/Denver Mountain Daylight Time (GMT-06:00)   GPS 38.0189°N 105.8116°W

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Crestone (spiritual centre for numerous religions): 10 minutes' drive

- Sangre De Cristo Wilderness: 25 minutes

- Joyful Journey Hot Springs: 25 minutes

- Sand Dunes Recreation hot springs pool: 25 minutes

- UFO Watchtower: 25 minutes

- Colorado Gators Reptile Park: half an hour

- Gunnison National Forest: 40 minutes

- Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge: an hour

- Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center: an hour.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The High Desert Ranch cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The High Desert Ranch will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The High Desert Ranch have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The High Desert Ranch dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The High Desert Ranch? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Crestone (spiritual centre for numerous religions): 10 minutes' drive - Sangre De Cristo Wilderness: 25 minutes - Joyful Journey Hot Springs: 25 minutes - Sand Dunes … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The High Desert Ranch?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The High Desert Ranch? From £20.08 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the wooden table near the house instead.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Safety
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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