Morefield Village Campground

Morefield Village, Colorado, 81330, United States
#2 of 2 hotels in Mesa Verde National Park
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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a bit cramped but not much choice

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 28, 2009

The Morefield Campground at Mesa Verde has a lot of potential but perhaps due to a lack of competition or poor planning, it is reduced to a bit below average compared to other National Parks in the region. Set in a fairly well treed area, it is a scenic enough location. While it is nice that due to so many spots, you are unlikely to need reservations, one is left with a definite crowded feeling. There are well over 400 spots and to be honest, half that amount is more what the land mass is more suited for.

Restrooms are on the older side and have no electricity or lighting. Not a big deal aside from the $20 plus tax rate they charge. Tax is not typical at National Park campgrounds. It came to $49 for two night so actually more than Grand Canyon. This is a price far more than the ones at nearby Utah National Parks and about the same as the Grand Canyon. Sadly, all the aforementioned campgrounds are not only more economical but nicer and offer more space.

That, said, if you want to camp at Mesa Verde you have no other choice. Staying in the gateway down of Cortez, CO is not overly convenient as it is a bit of a drive to get to the park's sights.

Unique Quality: We lucked out when staying here as it was just slightly before the main season but enough in season that everything was up and running. This meant all ranger-led walks were going each day but that the campground was nearly empty. So, a spot that might normally be crowded was very private. If either our our “supposed” two neighbors had been there it would have been cramped.

There was a fair amount of shade and though a bit of a walk to the restrooms, it was quite private. There were deer meandering through each morning. Showers are available at the check-in area for free, making the high price of camping more bearable. There is also a store selling basic foods and camping supplies and a laundromat.

Directions: On the park's main road about half-way between the entrance the the fork for the cliff dwellings.

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Camping for RV's and for tents

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 16, 2007

It was my first camping experience in the USA, so it was exciting. As web site says, there are always places in the campground, and for RVs and for tents. You pay for a place in the store that is in 4 miles from the entrance. They allowed us to drive around first to pick up the place we liked. Almost every place has table with benches, grill, some of them provide good shade. Toilets are quite clean.

We paid $23 and some pennies (with tax) in summer 2007.

Unique Quality: I liked that near campground, close to the store, there are showers that you can use for free, even though you are not a campground visitor. You need a quarter, drop it 4 times into shower room slot, and you are welcome enjoy refreshing shower. It was very useful after our day's trip.

Directions: Take right after 4 miles from entrance to the park

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more animals than people

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 16, 2006

it's a very well set up campground; there's even paper in the restrooms (i rarely see this). During the day i found it very esciting to see so many deers but at night they were really noisy..hehehe; i remember trying to take a nap outside the tent (at daytime), and some very curious and hungry animal started grazing on my hair...otherwise i really liked the campground!

no need to call for reservations

Unique Quality: cheap and inside the park!

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