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Morefield Campground
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The sights at Mesa Verde are amazing and the campground is a fine place to stay while exploring. We found mid-September to be a perfect time to be there - crowds were gone and weather was warm in the daytime. This campground is spread out with many sites separated with trees. Bathrooms were ok; free showers were a plus; camp store was helpful without the tourist craziness at some parks. This campground is inside the park but still a drive from the main features, so you must plan your days carefully to avoid driving back and forth. This is the only overnight option except the park lodge and hotels in surrounding towns. We loved watching the stars and listening to crickets at this high-altitude haven. Be sure to give yourself at least a full day to see the basics of this park with a couple nights of camping to enjoy the setting.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank birdy_8
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I booked a (highly-priced) site online, expecting the "Tent Only" loop to be devoid of RVs and other metallic monoliths. Unfortunately, the operators allow such vehicles to set up amongst the tents and our sleep was interrupted by the nighttime partying of the RV owners.

Those who camp in tents generally try to sleep early, as we know we will be awoken early by either the sounds of animals or by the sunlight, whereas the RV owners simply close their doors and pull the curtains so as to not deal with nature. The two should not be mixed together at a (again) highly-priced campground. I advise staying away if you plan on using a tent.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank BayouRnnr
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

We tent camped here in the tent loop. We saw several deer walking through the site which was cool. Several bathrooms with flush toilets located throughout the loop which were clean. Some sites are totally open others feel a bit more secluded. Most sites have a picnic table and fire ring. There is a simulated kiva at the top of the mesa near the site that the kids (boys, aged 9) enjoyed hiking up to (there is no trail, this is rough hiking). Hot showers are a short drive away at the Morefield HQ. Showers are clean. There is coin op laundry there which we did not use. The gift shop has a convenience store and has anything you may need or have forgotten.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Andrews_mom_12
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

This is a nice campground. The sites were spaced out pretty well but could have been a little more level. The bathrooms were clean but a little old. What was surprising was the showers are free, the only time we saw that. The campground is far from the main part of the park but there is no lodging that is close. We also saw lots of deer at our campsite.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank rtlg
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We camped one night in the campground. We loved how beautiful the night sky was from our tent site. We had a picnic table and a fire pit right near our tent. We were able to roast marshmallows and look at the stars. It was wonderful.
There were only 2 drawbacks to camping at this park. The first is that it's really close to the park entrance, but not very close to anything else except for a couple of trail heads. So you definitely have to factor in drive time to any of the tours. The second issue was that the restroom area (while better than most campgrounds) still could use a little updating, especially in the showers. We did have hot water and it was fairly clean.
I recommend camping at least one night just to experience the quiet, the stars and getting to roast marshmallows and make s'mores with your family.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Cocobear
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

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.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank mountainscott
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

The best part about staying at the campground is that you don't have to drive in and out of the park, which can take some time. We made a reservation for tent camping, but you basically just check in and then pick your camp site. It pays to come early as possible, because the camp sites are small and many do not have shade, so the good ones are picked off early. The campground has a general store, gas station, free showers, flush toilets, hiking trails, and an amphitheater. The showers were fine except not very hot, and there was no time limit on them. The toilets have paper but no soap or towels. We were lucky to have some violinists in the camp site across from us, so we were serenaded in the evening, and we took a sunset hike.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Stefanie H
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Additional Information about Morefield Campground

Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330
Location: United States > Colorado > Mesa Verde National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Mesa Verde National Park
Number of rooms: 435
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

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