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Pinyon Flats Campground

Alamosa, CO
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Alamosa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Picnicking
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Owner description: A popular campground near the Great Sands Dunes National Monument.
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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had never camped here before and site #34 is a back-in site with unobstructed views of the dunes. We were next to the trail that leads straight down to the creek an the dunes. The heated bathroom (with running water) was a very short distance away. Wonderful place to stay to see the dunes!

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New York
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32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a well maintained campground and the only place to stay inside of the park. The campground hosts were also very helpful. Views are great as well

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Fort Collins, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and loved it. The view from our campsite was great. There are many options from open with views and shaded. The trail to the visitor center (1.3 miles one way) was a pleasant surprise as it was up on the hillside and away from the road.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We usually disperse camp, so it is very hard for me to get used to not having privacy at some capgrounds. We were at site 81 for Loop 2 (Loop 2 is reservations only), and while it wasn't the most exposed site, it wasn't the most private. Next tie I would opt for #45 or #62. Neither of those sites... More

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Denver, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I love this area! Pinyon Flats is great for when I camp solo. I feel safe and enjoy the rangers quietly checking in on folks. Most spots are great, but hands down #64 is the tops! I come here at least twice per year and consider it a home away from home. It can be a bit noisy when people... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Loved the shade, and easy camping. Lots of great educational opportunities for kids and families. Spring and early fresh water creek flow great for hanging out at the bottom of the dunes. Bring scarf and googles for spring windstorms on the Dunes, also closed shoes, as sand is hot on Dunes. Be careful of patches of quick sand further up... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Camped here for four nights last weekend and had a great time. Campground is beautiful and clean. All the sites were nice and big and had a great firepit, picnic table and bear box. Our site didn't have any trees, so it was pretty windy. The first day we camped, our site got so windy around noon that our tent... More

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We just spent one night at Pinyon Flats last week and liked it a lot. Many sites have nice views of the dunes and you can watch the sun setting behind them. It was extremely windy when we were there and had to steak our tent in really well and tie off to some nearby rocks. The wind also made... More

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Lino Lakes
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

We stayed in Pinyon Flats July 2010. Our camp site was #67. I would consider it the be a medium sized campsite yet one of the largest at the campground. They have built small walls that enclose the area so you really cannot spread out beyond the boundaries. We had a gorgeous view of the sand dunes. There was very... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

We camped in Loop 2 at Site 64. It had a fantastic view of the dunes and of the sun setting at night. We had plenty of space for our tent and our Xterra. The campground was pretty quiet and had a great little store that we could walk to in order to purchase ice and firewood. The bathrooms were... More

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