7.9 Good
http://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/colorado

Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park

Mancos, Colorado


34979 Hwy 160 Frontage Road
Mancos, Colorado 81328
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 71
Recent Rate: $$$$

Add Review

Latitude: 37.34054
Longitude: -108.40694

Elevation: 6923' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

0 Questions & Answers

These questions and answers are the opinion of an Campground totReviews’ member and not the views of CampgroundReviews.com

Ask fellow campers about "Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park" and nearby attractions.

Review Details

Ratings overview

37 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an Campground Reviews' member and not the views of CampgroundReviews.com

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We were 40 miles from Durango but across the road from Mesa Verde National Park. The park like most in this area is dry and dusty. Have to watch the pups to keep from getting stickers. Signage into and out of the park is good. There is a pool and horseback riding is available next door. There is a small campground store as well. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
614
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Marcos is the nearest town and has gas and restaurants about 7 miles away. The nearest bigger town is Cortez about 10 miles west for grocery shopping and more choice in restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

New owners took over this park in July but you can see that they have a vision. A 1/2 acre dog park has been put in place along with some new trees and shrubs. 2 nice playgrounds, a pool, and 2 hot tubs. The entrance to the park looks a mess because the dog park is on the road front. The tractor tires and other apparatus for the dogs is not immediately obvious so one thinks its a junkyard. The dog loved the space however. Maybe a few screening shrubs could make the entrance more appealing. Speaking of dogs, leash rules need to be enforced. Our neighbor, who looks long term, left their dog off the leash whenever it was outside. Not appreciated when our poor dog is always on a leash for her safety. Saw a dog pile not picked up - I wonder whose it was? :( As for our site, it was in the open so good satellite access. New load of gravel has been spread so it's nice a thick even outside your door. There are several sites with trees if you want one. Some sites have fire rings or they have portable ones if you ask. Great view of a butte in Mesa Verde National Park which is just across the highway. Easy access for sure. While the whole cg feels a little messy right now, the new owners are very friendly and beginning work to improve it. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

In Cortez, there is a BLM Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Museum. Takes about an hour for the museum. They have hiking and tours available but it was cold and rainy the day we were there.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Anicent Cedars Mesa Verde RV Resort, owner at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback. We agree that the dog park could use some sprucing up. At the moment it's a work in progress, as it was devoid of any equipment when we first took over. While shrubbery would improve it's appearance greatly, we have been in an extreme drought, and it seemed more responsible to allow the plant life in that area to deteriorate. However, water allowing, we will landscape in an effort to improve it's ascetic. In response to the leash issue, we also see this. We constantly remind guests, and will improve signage to inform those unaware of this safety issue. Thank you for staying with us, as we look forward to serving you again.

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Site on the upper level so it was a walk to the showers. Nice pool and hot tub but they were closed for the season even though it was 90 degrees. Huge rec room. Located at the turnoff for Mesa Verde NP so if you're coming from the east don't trust your gps as it will have you turning off 5 miles too soon. I have a Garmin gps and when coming from the east you pass thru Mancos where mine had me turn off on the Frontage Rd. At the Mesa Verde np exit, Ancient Cedars CG is also on a Frontage Rd. GPS can lead you astray. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take a guided tour of Mesa Verde NP as it is a lot more educational than doing it on your own. It's a little bit of travel but check out Aztec Ruins and other attractions nearby.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at this rv park because it was right outside of the Mesa Verde National Park. We needed full hook up and the National Park Campground only had dry camping available on Memorial Day Weekend. The park was nice, had great view of the mountains. Showers and restrooms were quite far away from our campsite. The Hot Tub was very refreshing. Cell service for both Verizon and ATT was non existent. If we were lucky we could only get text messages. If you need full hook up and are visiting Mesa Verde NP this is the campsite for you! We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Featured Campgrounds Near Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

The number one draw of this RV Park is that it's directly across the highway from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park - with the view of the mesa. I was in a new section of "big rig" sites. Unfortunately, they squished too many of them together in the "sardines in a can" fashion. The older back-in sites seemed to have more room. If they had just done one less site in the row, they would have been perfect. Oh well. Otherwise, lots of good things about this park besides the view. Seasonal pool, community "patio" with the perfect view of the mesa, very nice staff, easy on/off Hwy 160, close to Cortez for a quick run in to get dinner, groceries, etc. Despite the drawbacks of too close proximity in the Big Rig sites, I would stay here again for the convenience of Mesa Verde. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mesa Verde National Park is directly across Hwy 160

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 3 nights in our 36' MH. Typical Western Campground, clean, nice sites, good wifi, located at the entrance to Mesa Verde NP. We were repeat customers and brought friends this time. Upon arrival, with reservations, we discovered that their website announced an "October stay 2 nights, get third free" special. When we questioned why we were being charged for 3 nights we were told it was an "online special". Then we were told, no, they would have given the special if we had known to ask for it; that it was up to us to know about the discount when placing our reservation. We were told "it is called good marketing" and "buyer beware". Eventually the Park's Management reconsidered their refusal to honor the "October Special" posted on their website, but we are still not pleased that we had to "get ugly" during the conversations. Nice campground, well placed but; their marketing just cost them a repeat customer. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

At entrance to Mesa Verde NP. Half hour drive to Durango with stores, museums and Narrow Gage RR. Campground offers mini-golf, hot tub and horseback rides.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Nice, quiet, well-managed campground. We camped here in a fifth wheel and stayed in the "big rig" section. The sites were sufficiently long and level. However, they were so narrow that the adjacent sewer connection was next to our picnic table. The laundry was clean. The "resort" tag fits this park as there is a pool, hot tubs, a grill deck, and miniature golf course. We didn't use any due to the lateness in the season. The views from the campground are great. This campground is located just across the 160 highway from Mesa Verde National Park. The digital TV service worked well; there are lots of TV stations to choose from. The park's wi-fi service was poor. The park is located so far out of town that Version data service was very poor. So we had virtually no internet access. If visiting this area in the future, we'd seriously consider a park closer to the town of Cortez where Verizon data service is better. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Big rig area
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Was here for a rally. Most sites are level. Verizon signal was horrible and the wifi was unusable. Nice huge dog run. Our site was easy to get in and out of. Community fire pits in various locations. Beautiful views and starry nights. Campground was quiet in the evening but noisy during the day from the traffic driving up the road next to it. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
59
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The obvious attractions. Take the hour drive to Aztec NM to see the ruins there. Jimmer's BBQ in Cortez is delicious!

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Location. Location. Location. Ancient Cedars is directly across from the Mesa Verde NP Visitors Center, and the NP is one where you may have to drive an hour further than the entrance to get to where you want to go. Ancient Cedars was quiet, with the amenities placed toward the front to keep down road noise. It has a turn off lights policy that improves viewing the stars and everything is clean. Some sites are close and some don't have much tree cover. But other sites have more breathing room. We had trees and we had to back in carefully to open our slide. The owner does a good job of quizzing about RV length and number of slides to be sure you will fit your site. He was also helpful in confirming that our water pump was indeed dead. The sewer connection was positioned toward the front of the site, which was not useful for our unit.There is a horse pasture adjacent and a faint whiff of horse, but nothing overwhelming and the horses are fun to watch. Our site was near the back of the park, but we didn't mind the walk to the front to use showers--and did I mention they were clean? Two playgrounds with picnic tables. Those with kidsters will enjoy chilling out while the little ones wear themselves out. As an RVer, we love the comfort of sleeping in our own bed each night. Equally comforting is discovering Ancient Cedars, a park we will come back to next time we are in the area. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Overall we had a very good time. Great location, well maintained. One of the main reasons we picked this park was because a previous camper said the wi-if was excellent. For us it was not. I tried it at 3:00 AM in the morning and it was not good. It went to the Rec. room which is 50' from the repeater and it was not good. I was in site 24. Other than that the campground was fine. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If wi-if is important check different sites. They have 3 repeaters in different locations at this park.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

The sites are fairly level gravel and pretty close together. Some have trees providing a little shade - and others are fully open to the sun. They have a terrific pool which we enjoyed very much. Thunderstorms are common in the area during summer, but they have a good amount of gravel, so things didn't get too muddy. The utilities are stable and the customer service was friendly. Cell service for Verizon was ok, but the park Wifi was actually pretty good! - at least in our space. I was amazed. Plus, the park is very close to the new Visitor Center for Mesa Verde. I probably would stay here again. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We split our time here with a week between two short stays. Our sites were up on the hill (45 and 62) for smaller RVs only but very good separation between sites and lots of privacy. The grounds are well kept and restrooms clean but a bit of a hike from the upper sites. Staff was most helpful and don't forget the 3 min ride to the entrance to Mesa Verde. We enjoyed both of our visits and would stay here again if in the area. momdoc. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45 and 62
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 104

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

If you are looking for location to visit Mesa Verde National Park, this cannot be beat. It is literally right across the street from the entrance to the Park. It gets full, so you do need reservations. We got an end spot, so did not feel crowded. Some of the interior spaces were pretty closely spaced. The downside of our location was that it was next to a very-busy dirt road that runs next to the side of the park, so it was quite dusty. There is some road noise from the highway, but not bad at all.

All utilities worked well. There was no problem getting DirecTV as there are few trees. The folks that we dealt with at the front desk were very nice. One wonderful thing about the park is that they require you to turn your outside lights off at night and they do not have a lot of lights, so it is wonderfully dark. Hopefully other parks will take a cue from this one. Given the location and general pricing in the area, the rate is a real bargain. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Get to Mesa Verde early, especially if you want to get tickets for the Ranger-led tours. Be in line before the Visitor Center opens at 8 in the morning. There is lots to see and do at the Park, so plan at least two and preferably more days.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 176
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Free WiFi, Tengo, this was good. HD on the antenna was very good. The staff was friendly and we where lucky to have a pull thru with a million dollar view on the entrance of Mesa Verde. The sites are gravel, very tight to your neighbor and you have to watch the tight turns, it worked well for us no problem. If you want to visit Mesa Verde, it is across the entrance. Great clubhouse. Sure a place to check out. Very quiet at night. NO TRAINS. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mesa Verde

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The park is located just off 160 and close to MV entrance. We had a nice pull thru site with a great view. Water, electric and sewer were conveniently laid out and reliable. We did have to disconnect our water because of a hard freeze. We were able to reconnect after dawn. No cable, but over the air TV was good. Wi fi was also good. Gravel sites and roads. Site was flat with a wood table. AT&T coverage was weak. We camped at Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mesa Verde Natl Park is where to go, of course. Mancos is a very small town with friendly people, but not many stores.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Featured Campgrounds Near Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park

Folks who viewed this campground also viewed:

Campground Map

Are you affiliated with Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park ?

Register below to access FREE and enhanced features.

ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDE:

Access Icon

Expanded Access & Listings

Access to marketing tools, ability respond to reviews and monitor performance as well as expanded listings.

Page Insights Icon

View Page Insights & Stats

Essential Marketing resources, page insights, daily reports, setup and manage notifications of newly posted reviews.

Reviews Icon

Manage your reviews

Review and respond to customer feedback, post review replies.

Manage Icon

Manage your Campground Reviews Page

Expand your listing, Add photos and videos, update business details and more.

Helpful Tools Icon

Helpful Tools

Access the Help Center. Business development tools, forms and other tools to encourage your campers to post and promote your park. Widgets and Badges for use on your Park website.


We're continuing to improve our Campground Owner Management system and more enhancements are coming soon. Features subject to change.

;
;