Wow, a National Park Service Campground with full hookups! We stayed here in June 2012 and it exceeded our expectations. Our site was in the Ute Loop, #165, which had great privacy (not all of them do) and was close to the bathroom. The sites are pretty well spaced out (compared to newer "tract campgrounds" that seem to be everywhere). Lots of native trees and large as well. The advantage about staying here was it saves you 10-15 minutes to get to the cliff dwellings. The bathrooms in the campground loops are typical NPS bathrooms- no hot water or soap- just sinks and toilets. That's OK with us as we have hot water and soap in our pop-up. The showers near the general store are old, but free. The General store is pretty minimalistic- just the basic things in case of emergency. They also had a on site cafe, but we did not eat there. The best part is that you actually feel like you're out in the wilderness- fantastic night sky, lots of mule deer all around, no cell phone or WIFI and the always popular Ranger led amphitheater talks in the evening. Also, you can buy your cliff dwelling tix directly from the on-site ranger station from 5-8pm, instead of driving 30 minutes to the Far View Visitor Center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Morefield Campground offers Single & Group Camping. The 267 Morefield Campground sites are located amid native Gambel oaks and wild flowers in a spectacular wooded canyon that’s popular with deer and wild turkeys. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Morefield Village Campground Hotel Mesa Verde National Park