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Best Equestrian Sites Near Hesperus, CO (12)

    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort

    1.

    Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort

    17 Reviews
    21 Photos
    63 Saves
    Mancos, Colorado

    Echo Basin Cabin And Rv Resort. Located in Mancos, Colorado. It is perfectly situated in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Specializing in Colorado destination weddings, reunions, and family vacations, Echo Basin Resort has had the honor of hosting numerous events each summer season for over two decades.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hermosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hermosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hermosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hermosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hermosa Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hermosa Campground

    2.

    Lower Hermosa Campground

    9 Reviews
    13 Photos
    178 Saves
    San Juan National Forest, Colorado

    This small campground has sites available for $15 a night on a first come first serve basis only. There is no water available at this campground. Tables and fire grates are at each site. A toilet is in the parking lot adjacent to the Hermosa Creek Trailhead. The parking lot is large enough for vehicles and horse trailers

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Target Tree Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Target Tree Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Target Tree Campground

    3.

    Target Tree Campground

    6 Reviews
    3 Photos
    19 Saves
    Mancos, Colorado

    Target Tree Campground, located between Durango and Mancos off Highway 160, has 28 sites on a south-facing hillside overlooking Thompson Park. There are 17 barrier-free sites. Many sites are shady, but can be hot on sunny days. Most large and pull-thru sites require mechanical leveling of RVs.

    Three campsites have corrals for overnight camping with horses.

    The campground's group campsite group site has been converted into individual sites and is no longer available as a group site.

    Services include potable water, trash pickup, composting vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates. There are no electrical hookups, dump station, firewood, or showers.

    Quiet time is typically between 10pm - 6am. Please be a good neighbor and limit use of generators to no more than one hour at a time. Dogs must be leashed or otherwise physically restrained. Do not leave pets unattended. Check-out time: 12:00 pm; Check-in time: 2:00 pm - if the site is empty, campers may come in anytime. Standard single site occupancy is 8, but a single family with > 8 members is acceptable. Equipment with wheels (RVs, campers, cars) must fit in the parking spur. There is not any overflow parking available. Max RV size = 45 ft

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $22 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Target Tree Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Target Tree Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Target Tree Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Target Tree Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Target Tree Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Target Tree Campground

    4.

    Target Tree Campground

    5 Reviews
    10 Photos
    23 Saves
    Mancos, Colorado

    Overview

    Target Tree Campground is located 7 miles east of Mancos on the north side of Highway 160 at an elevation of 7,643 feet. It is the ideal camping spot for day trips to Mancos, Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The name, "Target Tree," refers to the Ute Indians' use of the area to harvest sap and bark from Ponderosa pines as food supplements. They also used the trees for target practice, leaving several scarred trees throughout the area.

    Recreation

    Visitors may enjoy taking a short, accessible interpretive trail to view a historic target tree. The campground is also known for its great birding opportunities, with a sign in the campground that lists species found in the area. The Narrow Gauge Trail begins within the campground and climbs 3.4 miles to an old railroad grade. The rails were placed just three feet apart to allow trains to navigate through the rugged mountains.

    Facilities

    Visitors may enjoy taking a short, accessible interpretive trail to view a historic target tree. The campground is also known for its great birding opportunities, with a sign in the campground that lists species found in the area. The Narrow Gauge Trail begins within the campground and climbs 3.4 miles to an old railroad grade. The rails were placed just three feet apart to allow trains to navigate through the rugged mountains.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits on a south-facing hillside overlooking Thompson Park. A Ponderosa pine and Gambel oak forest provides shade in many sites. The area is hot during the summer, but cools off significantly at night.

    Nearby Attractions

    Southwestern Colorado, part of the Four Corners region, contains over 4,000 archaeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings. Mesa Verde National Park is 1 hour and 45 minutes south, close enough for a day trip. Other sites within a few hour's drive include the Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, Canyon of the Ancients and Hovenweep National Monument.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. Group Sites Group Facility (including Cabins and Lookouts): A visitor who cancels a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from La Plata County Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from La Plata County Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from La Plata County Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from La Plata County Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from La Plata County Fairgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from La Plata County Fairgrounds

    5.

    La Plata County Fairgrounds

    5 Reviews
    16 Photos
    19 Saves
    Durango, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Park Campground

    6.

    Transfer Park Campground

    6 Reviews
    8 Photos
    135 Saves
    Cascade, Colorado

    Overview

    This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the__Recreation.gov__mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to__first download the free__Recreation.gov__mobile app__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Little Molas Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Molas Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Molas Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Molas Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Molas Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Molas Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Transfer Campground

    8.

    Transfer Campground

    2 Reviews
    6 Photos
    5 Saves
    Mancos, Colorado

    Overview

    Transfer Campground, located approximately 11 miles north of Mancos, Colorado in the San Juan National Forest, is known for its access to many area recreation trails.

    Recreation

    Recreational opportunities abound at and near this facility for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and ATV riding. Many campers bring their ATVs and motorbikes to ride on the Aspen Loop Trail (just 1/2 mile north of the campground). There are a number of trailheads nearby the campground, including Big Al Interpretive Trail, Rim Trail and Box Canyon Trail. More trails are available in the surrounding area including: Chicken Creek Trail, Morrison Trail, Gold Run Trail and West Mancos Trail.

    Facilities

    Recreational opportunities abound at and near this facility for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and ATV riding. Many campers bring their ATVs and motorbikes to ride on the Aspen Loop Trail (just 1/2 mile north of the campground). There are a number of trailheads nearby the campground, including Big Al Interpretive Trail, Rim Trail and Box Canyon Trail. More trails are available in the surrounding area including: Chicken Creek Trail, Morrison Trail, Gold Run Trail and West Mancos Trail.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated at an elevation of 8,500 feet. Surrounded by whispering aspen and making for a great camping atmosphere, visitors will enjoy the sounds of birds and the occasional horse neighing in the corrals across the road.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visit the Jackson Gulch Reservoir, just six miles south of the campground for a relaxing day of fishing or hike one of the many trails nearby the campground. Visit the historic town of Mancos and learn about the Ancestral Puebloans who inhabited this area from approximately AD 1 to AD 1300.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. Group Sites Group Facility (including Cabins and Lookouts): A visitor who cancels a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from mcphee recreation complex
    Camper-submitted photo from mcphee recreation complex
    Camper-submitted photo from mcphee recreation complex
    Camper-submitted photo from mcphee recreation complex
    Camper-submitted photo from mcphee recreation complex
    Camper-submitted photo from mcphee recreation complex

    9.

    mcphee recreation complex

    4 Reviews
    8 Photos
    30 Saves
    Dolores, Colorado

    Overview

    McPhee Recreation Complex is located on the south shore of McPhee Reservoir near the town of Dolores in southwestern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, water skiing and fishing opportunities.

    Recreation

    McPhee Reservoir, the largest within the San Juan National Forest and second-largest in Colorado, has 50 miles of shoreline. Boating, water skiing and fishing are popular activities. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located within the complex. The half-mile Can Do Trail climbs to a scenic overlook with panoramic views of the reservoir and the beautiful peaks surrounding Mesa Verde to the south.

    Facilities

    McPhee Reservoir, the largest within the San Juan National Forest and second-largest in Colorado, has 50 miles of shoreline. Boating, water skiing and fishing are popular activities. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located within the complex. The half-mile Can Do Trail climbs to a scenic overlook with panoramic views of the reservoir and the beautiful peaks surrounding Mesa Verde to the south.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on a mesa 500 feet above the reservoir, at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Pinyon and juniper trees offer shade throughout the campground.

    Nearby Attractions

    Southwestern Colorado, part of the Four Corners region, contains more than 4,000 archaeological sites and more than 600 cliff dwellings. Many sites offer glimpses of the ancient Anasazi culture for which the area is known. Anasazi Heritage Center is 10 minutes away in Dolores. Mesa Verde National Park is one hour south of the campground. The Canyon of the Ancients is an hour southwest and Hovenweep National Monument is an hour west.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. Group Sites Group Facility (including Cabins and Lookouts): A visitor who cancels a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $110 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sportsman’s Campground & Mountain Cabins
    Camper-submitted photo from Sportsman’s Campground & Mountain Cabins
    Camper-submitted photo from Sportsman’s Campground & Mountain Cabins
    Camper-submitted photo from Sportsman’s Campground & Mountain Cabins

    10.

    Sportsman’s Campground & Mountain Cabins

    3 Reviews
    4 Photos
    35 Saves
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado

    Experience the majestic San Juan Mountains at our quiet, family and pet friendly RV/tent campground and mountain cabins. 32 FHU RV sites, tent area and 7 mountain cabins on 10 shaded acres. Enjoy the cool, refreshing mountain air at an elevation of 8,100 ft. We’re 18 scenic miles from the highway just off Piedra road (Forest Service road #631), 20 miles Northwest of Pagosa Springs in Southwest Colorado. Leave the crowds behind and relax with family & friends at our ecologically friendly campground, fish for trout on nearby waters, take a scenic & refreshing hike into the San Juan Mountains, check out beautiful Piedra Falls, take a guided horseback ride to Ice Cave Ridge or the Weminuche Wilderness with on site outfitter Crazy Horse Outfitters, or just relax under one of our beautiful ponderosa pine trees!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $34 - $58 / night

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