The Best Camping in Mesa Verde National Park

Looking for the best camping in Mesa Verde National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mesa Verde National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Mesa Verde National Park

  • Mancos, Colorado

    Camp at Morefield Campground

    Morefield Campground is located 4 miles inside of Mesa Verde National Park. There are 267 sites in the campground, and it has tent-only loops. There are also 15 full-hookup RV sites, with many more able to fit RVs. Reservations are recommended, but are not required; the full-hookup sites are the ...
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  • Dolores, Colorado

    McPhee Overlook via House Creek Campground

    6.75 mi / 912 ft gain
    McPhee Overlook via House Creek Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Dolores, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Colorado Trail : Segment 28

    20.12 mi / 2385 ft gain
    Colorado Trail : Segment 28 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Durango, Colorado.
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  • Dolores, Colorado

    Priest Gulch and Highline Driveway Loop Trail

    15.44 mi / 3471 ft gain
    Priest Gulch and Highline Driveway Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Dolores, Colorado.
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  • Pleasant View, Colorado

    Painted Hand Pueblo Trail

    0.56 mi / 75 ft gain
    Painted Hand Pueblo Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Pleasant View, Colorado.
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  • Montezuma Creek, Utah

    Hike the Ruins of Hovenweep National Monument

    4.7
    2 mi / 80 ft gain
    Hovenweep National Monument consists of 5 separate units which were once Ancestral Puebloan communities. The main trail, Little Ruin Canyon, starts from the Visitor Center and is the only unit that has paved access. Don't let the dirt-clay roads keep you from the other units though, they are not ...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Hermosa Creek Trail from Hermosa

    18.74 mi / 3402 ft gain
    Hermosa Creek Trail from Hermosa is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Durango, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Colorado Trail : Segment 27

    20.4 mi / 3415 ft gain
    Colorado Trail : Segment 27 is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Silverton, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Hermosa Creek Trail

    18.9 mi / 2211 ft gain
    Hermosa Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crawford, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Haviland Lake Trail

    3.67 mi / 512 ft gain
    Haviland Lake Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Empire, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Backpack into Chicago Basin from Purgatory Flats

    5.0
    26 mi / 6000 ft gain
    This hike begins at the Purgatory Flats Trailhead across from the purgatory resort. The register is about a hundred yards from the Trailhead and is located next to a trail map. From here you will begin your descent down into the flats, which is roughly a 600-700 foot descent over the course of ju...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Cascade Creek East Fork

    10.72 mi / 1437 ft gain
    Cascade Creek East Fork is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Durango, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Engineer Mountain Trail

    13.04 mi / 3015 ft gain
    Engineer Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Silverton, Colorado.
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