Thursday, May 30, 2013

Campground Review: Mesa Verde RV Resort, Mancos, CO

Mesa Verde RV Resort is located one half mile from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park, 6 miles West of Mancos, CO and 10 miles East of Cortez, CO.

The park has 47 sites, 30 are full hook up, 17 are water/electric, plus a few tent sites and two rental cabins. Roads and sites are gravel, all sites have a picnic table, most sites have mature shade trees. There are 6 GIANT pull through sites that do not have trees.

There is a lot of gravel in this park, which is noisy when anyone is driving on it. It would be great if they paved the roads. The only sites with any grass separating them are on the perimeter and these are closest to the highway which is fairly noisy during the day and quiet at night.

Lots of amenities including a pool, two hot tubs, laundry, playground, propane, good wifi, nice communal outdoor sitting areas with fire pits, small store.

There's a large meadow where dogs are allowed and several ponds that lure the local wildlife. You can also go through the fence and hike up the hill beyond the campground for views of the snow capped La Plata mountains near Durango (dogs allowed).

We stayed eight nights, including over Memorial Day weekend. The park filled up to about 90% over the holiday and cleared out to about 30% during the week after. This is a really pleasant park. Everything is clean and well-maintained and the park owners and hosts are very friendly. A BBQ dinner was provided for all guests on Saturday night of the holiday weekend.

Site 18, picnic table is behind the tree.
View from the dog run meadow.
Fire pit patio
Dog run meadow, horseshoe pits, pond, hill that you can hike.

View of the park from the hill. The giant pull through sites are on the right.
Duck family in one of the ponds.


  1. Thanks for the info on this park. Hope to make it there in Sept. Last year we drove past in Nov. and all was closed for the season.

  2. As usual, you do such a great job of RV park reviews. It will definitely help us on our travels. Thanks!