Basecamp 550 is a Glampground for the modern gypsy, weekend jetsetter or outdoor adventure seeker looking for a comfortable and convenient place to enjoy the San Juan Mountains. Nothing too fancy here, just providing comfortable unique stays for guests to share with their friends and family! Basecamp 550 is transitioning from an old campground into an eclectic eco-friendly glamping destination at the gateway of the San Juan Mountains.


Just two miles south of Ridgway, Basecamp 550 sits between Highway 550 and the Weber Ranch. We’re situated close to the road but with wonderful pastoral views of the valley floor. Depending on the season, you may share the air with some friendly cow neighbors and their babies, wildlife passing through or the buzz of traffic on the road. We’re conveniently located between Telluride, Silverton, Ouray and Montrose, and just 30 minutes to the Montrose Regional Airport.


While the weather here is gorgeous, we sit at an altitude of 6,985 feet where extreme weather can occur with a flip of a switch. Our area is known to have strong winds, rain, snow storms, and hail. Avoid sunburns by bringing sunscreen and appropriate clothing, and note that the weather can effect Wifi.

October – April RVers: Please take note that temperatures will likely be below freezing at night and water fixtures in your RV or bath house can freeze up.


The Deets


  • Families & Children: You are absolutely welcome, but please note that we are an adult-focused environment with very limited amenities for children.

  • Pets: Well behaved pets are welcome for RV guests, permitting there is no aggressive or nuisance behavior that could impact the enjoyment for other guests.

  • Alcohol/Drugs: No illegal drugs permitted at all. Enjoy your beverages, although excessive drinking is not permitted.

  • Wifi: Signal is usually fast, unless there is a storm or strong winds or the mountains say otherwise.

  • Groups: If you are trying to plan an event or large group trip or event, please contact us for pricing and availability.

What to Bring?

  • Sun protection: sunscreen, hats, sunglasses

  • Pack lots of layers as evenings are quite chilly and days heat up

  • Closed toe shoes are recommended

  • Positive Attitude