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Pinyon Flats Campground

Alamosa, CO
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Alamosa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Camping, Picnicking
Description: A popular campground near the Great Sands Dunes National Monument.
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brooklyn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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43 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2003

Awesome campground - We came Friday morning @10 am and paid for the last two campsites. Won't come late again or we will have to camp elsewhere. We were greeted at dusk and dawn each day by the honorary campground rangers aka 5 female deer. Very pleasant hosts. Let us take their photograph each time they passed within 30 feet... More

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