Mesa Verde National Park


Mesa Verde's Morefield campground is one of the largest and most enjoyable campgrounds in the entire National Park System. Located four miles from the entrance, it is the only camping area available in the park. Its 400 sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A nearby store has gasoline, food items, snack bar, and shower facilities available for campers.

Morefield campground, open early spring through late fall, has single and group campsites. Campsites for the physically impaired are available. All campsites have a table, benches, and grill. Gathering firewood or injuring trees and shrubs is prohibited. Camps should not be left unattended for more than 24 hours. Some utility hookups are available and there is a dump station for RVs. Near the park entrance are several commercial campgrounds.

Services at the campground include groceries, carry-out food, gasoline, firewood, showers, and a Laundromat. Evening campfire programs are given daily from early June to September. During the summer nondenominational religious services are held. Three hiking trails originate in the Morefield area.

A dump station is available for self-contained travel trailers and motor homes. A few full hook-ups have been provided at an additional charge, but these fill up quickly, especially during the summer season.

A large amphitheater is located in the upper portion of the campground. Nightly ranger talks are presented during the summer session.

Concession Facilities
The park's concessionaire, The Mesa Verde Company, manages the campground, a motor lodge, four cafeterias, one fine dining facility, four gift shops, and guided bus tours of many of the park's sites. Some of these services are not offered during the winter.

The lodge is particularly popular and fills to capacity on many summer nights. Please make reservations well in advance at (303) 529-4421 or (303) 533-7731.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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