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Morefield Campground (NPS)

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado


Mile Marker 4 U.S. 160
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado 81330
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Sites: 267
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.30279
Longitude: -108.41586

Elevation: 7901' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • 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 no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • 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 no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in FHU site. Sites are basic and generally very uneven. Lots of deer around and views are amazing. We stayed after Labor Day so place was pretty empty. Day trippers were keeping park busy. If you don't like windy roads in and out that are steep - not the place for you. I would definitely stay here again during the off season. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
153
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Cortez is a few miles away and has good Mexican restaurants (La Casitas) and shopping for Native American art - but be prepared to spend some money. Notah-Dineh seems to be the best around.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

First time to Morefield Campground inside Mesa Verde National Park. We stayed in a FHU spot for a couple nights. Cells and Satelitte worked well, and there is Wi-Fi available at the Camp Store (and somewhat throughout the campground). The Campground is ~4.5 miles up the hill from the Visitor Center. Everyone working at the park was very friendly and helpful. There were tons of deer all over the campground that were more than happy to have their picture taken. It is a 45 minute drive from the Campground to the Cliff Dwelling sites - but very scenic. You can go to the Visitor Center to secure reservations for guided tours at the Cliff Dwellings. We'll definitely be back. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Go to the Visitor Center and sign up for a guided tour of the Cliff Dwellings. Also, take adavantage of the all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast at the Restaurant next to the Camp Store

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

If you can survive the 4 mile, right on the edge of a mountain, 7 degree slope up and down, this is a great park. Over 200 campsites, about ten with full hookups, the rest no utilities, so be prepared. Plenty of campsites, but they work for mostly rental, class C units and tents! My 30' fifth wheel would have fit on maybe five sites of the no utility loops. We drove around for about twenty minutes until we found one to try and even then we had to make it work. Very uneven, side to side. Lots of deer right on site. The Pueblo Cliff Dwellings are the draw of this park and they are great! We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Unnumbered
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We tent camper here. Our site was a little uneven but not too much of a problem. It was very windy. We were right across from the restroom which was clean. We used both the showers and the laundry. The showers were clean and the laundry had enough machines. Very nice store. Good pancakes at Knife Edge. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

FHU back in site on the last week of operations there. Site was secluded with bushes separating sites on both sides and trees/meadow at the back of the site. Water/electric/sewer all worked well. The restroom had already been winterized for the season, but had no reason to use it. Site was level with room, though the fire ring and picnic table were a bit close to the trailer. Still, enough distance to have a good fire going. Staff was friendly, the general store was fairly well stocked; you could tell it was toward the end of the season. Thought prices might be discounted, not the case. Still, a good value and one of the best National Park experiences we've had in many years of camping in NPs. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
169
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure you have plenty of fuel! Diesel prices inside the park were higher than average, and the one station outside was no better. Fuel up in Cortez or Mancos prior to entering the park. You'll be doing a lot of driving inside the park; it's 4 miles to Morefield, and another 11 miles to Farview Lodge, 15 miles to the most popular cliff dwelling sites.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

We were lucky to get a reservation for 4 nights in Morefield with rather short notice. Our site was fairly private from others with a good amount of shade (I posted photos). The bathroom nearby was clean with flush toilets, cold running water and electric outlets. Morefield Village had a well-stocked store and gift shop. The coin laundry was clean. Showers were private and roomy, but one I used had a lot of mildew. Be sure to have the All You Can Eat pancakes at the Knife Edge Cafe. They're delicious and so big we couldn't eat more than our original serving. The 16 oz coffee is refillable all day either in the cafe or the Village store with your cup and receipt. The water at the bottle filling station in the cafe is very good - better tasting than the water in the campground. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Ute 165
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

It you haven't been to Mesa Verde National Park, put it on your bucket list. You should make reservations for Morefield, but they assign you a site when you arrive.

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Check in at the store, site has FHUs in the Ute loop. Site is short but had room to park the tow vehicle. No cable, no WiFi, no cell service, however could pick up a cell signal half-way down the mountain towards the visitor center. There is a $20 entrance fee to reenter the park unless you have the Golden Age Pass. The laundry room is clean with plenty of machines located near the store. Site is open sunny so satellite TV is good. Deer walked through the campsite every morning. Lots of good hiking trails. We stayed for a week. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Ute 147
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Cortez was close, fairly good size town. The hardware store is excellent. City Market is located in town.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the no hookup section of the park. As others have noted this is an older National Park campground and was not designed with large RVs in mind. It took us a couple of tries to find a site where we could get level, but to us that was a minor inconvenience. We really enjoyed our stay here, and we found the campground delightful. Quiet and peaceful, just as we like it. We were her 4 nights and in that time we never saw the campground get anywhere near full. This is the first campground we've been in where we found the WIFi useful. We even streamed Netflix in the evenings! It's a good thing too, as the cell reception was nearly non-existent. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Walpi Loop
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

After driving all over the campground, we selected a site in the field at the front of the Walpi Loop off of Hopi Rd. There are very few big rig-friendly dry camping sites. Concrete curbs at the back of the sites make them all the more restricted. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
300 in Walpi Loop
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The climb up to the campground is steep and hard on transmissions. There had been a lightning strike a couple of days prior to our visit which knocked out wifi service and took the ATMs, credit card readers, and gas pumps offline throughout the Park. It would be good to be aware of that possibility! We saw a bear with two cubs on our way to the cliff dwellings and a bobcat on the other side of the canyon from Cliff Palace as well as plenty of mule deer by our trailer.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The access roads are OK, but the bushes are not always trimmed. The sites are uneven dirt. We were in one of the few full hook-up sites, but they have only 30 amp and the water pressure is very low. Wifi is useless as is cell reception. Sites are not designed for big rigs (in spite of what they tell you on the phone) so getting into the site was a challenge and trees and bushes came very close to damaging the rig. There was barely enough room for our rig and truck. Our site was very private but some of the FHU sites are in the open and near access roads. We loved the quiet and the darkness at night. Our site had a picnic table and fire ring. Sometimes we saw deer in our area. This campground is really meant for small rigs and tents. We would not stay here again as the risk is too high for rig damage. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Full Hook Up Site
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We thought by staying in the park that we would be close to the cliff house ruins. Not so. It is still an hour to one group and 1.5 hours to the other...all through mountain roads that wind back and forth at a very high (8000 ft.) elevation. Visiting some of the ruins are physically challenging...interesting, but be sure you are healthy enough for this. The literature tells you of those that are difficult.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This is all about location, location, location. This is a no frills national park campground. As with most national park campgrounds, location is the reason you stay. The campground is 4 miles into the park and is a perfect location to explore Mesa Verde National Park. Within the first few hours of getting to our site, we saw a bobcat roaming the campground, which was very cool (and provided a great video opportunity)! The general store and adjoining outdoor cafe were very convenient, too. The wifi didn't work and AT&T had no reception. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
159
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Be sure to visit the visitor's center immediately after setting up camp. The visitor's center has tour tickets, which are required to see the most desirable cliff dwellings. You will need tickets for Balcony House, Long House and Cliff Palace. They do sell out so you want to visit as soon as possible. Also, if you make it into Mancos, CO, Chavalos Mexican Food was very good.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

You must get a reservation for the full hook-up sites. We had the first site, across from the first toilet. The space is a bit soft, but not terrible. It is also about a 30 minute drive from the primary attractions in the park.

However, the Morefield campground was reasonably private. We were visited by deer almost every day.

The only complaint we had was the generator noise from the non-FHU sites. It was only a problem on two of our 5 nights we stayed there, but a distraction we wish had not happened. Take a spot up the hill a bit. That will help. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
FHU
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Pay attention to the weather. It changes quickly.

The cell phone coverage is poor. You need to drive through the tunnel to Montezuma lookout to get service.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is in the National Park but is managed by Aramark. Because we camped later in the season, we were in the host campsite - the host having left earlier in Sept. This was a very large site with 50 amp hookup. Unfortunately it was also next to the restroom & the garbage container. There was a constant odor from the air freshener & occasional nose from the garbage container. Other hookup sites were further away & really looked nicer although not as roomy. Very quiet & peaceful and the closest camping to the cliff dwellings. Lots of low oak trees that didn't provide shade but made our loop very attractive. The campground has free wifi but limited cell service throughout the park. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Ute loop site 222
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you're here, you're here to see Mesa Verde! Tours can be booked at the visitor center. The restaurant at Far View Lodge was a little pricy but very good for dinner.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Perfect location for a visit to Mesa Verde National Park as the campground is located four miles inside the national park. Once past the entrance station, the road climbs and winds as you travel towards the campground store where you register. The sites are back in and fairly easy to access. We had no phone service at our site but did at the back of the campground towards the amphitheater parking lot. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Ute
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Good location for day trips to Durango, Hovenweap National Monument, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Aztec Ruins National Monument and Four Corners. We enjoyed the Durango Silverton Train ride.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in a dry site as there were no sites with electric available. All the sites are back-in. We have a 33 foot motorhome and finding a level site was a bit of a challenge. It is a large campground and there were lots of sites open. The restrooms was nicely spaced - close enough to walk to easily, and there were many nicely-spaced dumpsters. We camped at Morefield Campground (NPS) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
249
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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