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 incredible Outbound community.

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  • 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, bu...

  • Hike the Ruins of Hovenweep National Monument

    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 k...

    2 miles 80 ft gain

  • Backpack into Chicago Basin from Purgatory Flats

    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 ro...

    26 miles 6000 ft gain