Base Camp Family Campground is owned and operated by the Norris Family. The Norris brothers, Kevin and Mitch, first came to Southern Colorado in the early 80's to climb Blanca with some friends, and have been vacationing here ever since. They bought the Base Camp Ranch property and moved here in 2016. They're using all they've learned from years of RVing adventures, to achieve the park's mission of providing a clean, affordable, spacious, well-run camping facility, and to be a centrally located "base camp" and hub of information for everything this unique area has to offer.
You Are Camping On Sacred Ground
For native American tribes, including the Utes, Apache, Navajos, and others, this valley is considered the source of life, a place where humans and spirit enter and leave this world. This sipapu, or place of emergence, is believed to be near the sand dunes, in the San Luis Lakes area. The valley was considered so sacred, that no war would be waged here. The tribes would pass each other in peace. Blanca Peak is considered the eastern boundary and doorway into Dinetah, the traditional Navajo homeland.
Today, 30 spiritual centers, representing religions from all over the world, are located in the Crestone area at the north end of the valley.