Camping & Lodging

Campgrounds & RV Parks

Morefield Campground in Mesa Verde National Park:
Morefield is the only campground inside Mesa Verde National Park. There are nearly 267 campsites and all the facilities expected at a full service campground including fuel, a market, gift shop, and free RV dumping station. Group sites are available. Reservations are highly recommended for all sites!

  • 15 full hook-up RV sites with water, electric and sewer
  • 17 group sites each accommodating up to 25 guests in tents only
  • Nearly 267 dry tent/RV sites
  • Barbecue grill, picnic table and benches at each site
  • Many sites offer shade
  • Convenient access to firewood, food and camp supplies
  • Potable water near campsites
  • Modern comfort stations near campsites
  • Hot showers, coin-op laundry
  • FREE RV dumping station
  • $27 plus $2 energy surcharge, plus tax for dry campsite (2 people)
  • $37 plus $2 energy surcharge, plus tax for full hook-up campsites (2 people)

National Park Service Golden Age and Golden Access passes accepted, discounts apply to dry campsites only.

Towards Durango, CO:
La Plata Canyon – There are several excellent Forest Service campgrounds in La Plata Canyon
Lightner Creek Campground – 970-247-5406
Alpen Rose RV Park – 970-247-5540

Towards Cortez, CO:
Mesa Verde KOA – 970-565-9301
Mesa Verde RV Resort – 970-565-3517

Lodging & Hotels

Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde National Park:
Far View is the only lodging option inside the park. Rates change with the seasons and are around $115 and up. There are many room options available. Food options include Far View Terrace Cafe and the higher end Metate Room.

In Durango, CO:
Strater Hotel – 970-247-4431
Doubletree Hotel – 970-259-6580
Durango Downtown Inn – 970-247-5393

In Cortez, CO:
Holiday Inn Express – 877-859-5095
Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites – 800-568-8520

Mesa Verde Information

  • Special Tours for Photographers
    Special Tours for Photographers
    Mesa Verde Park Staff is offering two special tours for Summer 2017! There will be four special sunrise tours of Balcony House and Twilight Tours of Cliff Palace everyday May 26 – Sept 9. These tours will offer a unique oppoerunity to capture these spectacular cliff...
  • Petroglyph Point Trail Hike
    Petroglyph Point Trail Hike
    The Petroglyph Point Trail is a lovely excursion for the active bunch to do while visiting Mesa Verde. The 2.4 mile trail is a good activity to do during the heat of the day. The majority of the trail and most strenuous part is shaded, ending...
  • Step House on Wetherill Mesa
    Step House on Wetherill Mesa
    This self-guided tour of Step House on Wetherill Mesa is quick and accessible from the trail, 3/4 mile in length that loops the dwelling. We recommend doing this either at the beginning or end of the day due to the high sun exposure of the trail...

Park Alerts

  • Spruce Tree House Temporarily Closed
    Spruce Tree House Temporarily Closed
    Spruce Tree House, an iconic self-guided cliff dwelling in the heart of Chapin Mesa, is unfortunately CLOSED for the unforeseeable future due to concerns about rock fall. It can still be viewed from the Museum overlook....
Camping & Lodging July 19, 2014