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The Bureau of Land Management is looking for a campground host for its Penitente Canyon Campground. The 15-site campground is open year round and is in Colorado's San Luis Valley.
Penitente Canyon, a Bureau of Land Management Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA), is an internationally recognized climbing area, offering more than 300 incredible sport climbing routes. South-facing routes can be climbed year-round within the SRMA. Numerous Trails are also available for your enjoyment within Penitente Canyon SRMA.
Individual Sites $11.00 per night Maximum limits - 2 vehicles (plus 1 trailer) - 6 people - 2 tents Group Sites $20.00 per night Maximum limits - 4 vehicles (plus 1 trailer) - 15 people - 5 tents QUIET HOURS including generators: 10 pm - 7 am
9 walk-in Tent sites
4 Drive-in Tent/Camper sites
2 Group Sites
5 Toilets (vault type)
The San Luis Valley is one of the undiscovered jewels of Colorado. Situated roughly 4 hours south of Denver and 4 hours north of Albuquerque, NM, the valley’s 3 million-plus acres of public lands offer recreation for all ages and fitness levels. Penitente Canyon sits in the northwestern part of the valley and is near the San Juan Mountains.
Campground hosts are on-site ambassadors for the BLM, welcoming visitors, answering questions about Pentitente Canyon and the surrounding area, as well as acquainting them with campground amenities and rules. BLM supplies weekly bathroom cleaning and trash removal. Hosts are responsible for day-to-day campground duties, including: ensuring campground rules are followed; conducting visitor monitoring; as well as some basic campground maintenance such as checking/cleaning the bathrooms, picking up trash, and removing ash from fire pits. Managing invasive weeds by using a riding lwan mower is also appreciated.
In exchange for these services, the host will receive fee-free camping in a beautiful corner of the San Luis Valley. The camp host site has septic and access to water 1 mile away, but electrical hook-ups are not provided. Groceries and other supplies are not provided. Shopping can be found 40 miles away in Alamosa, Colorado.
Ideal candidates can serve as a Host from June 1 - October 1. However, the end date is flexible.