• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Morefield Campground Open for Primitive Camping

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Date: April 13, 2012
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4465

Morefield Campground, located four miles within Mesa Verde National Park, will open for primitive camping in the Zuni Loop beginning April 15. There is no charge at present; however, once the fee collection box is installed, the camping fee will be $10 per night for Golden Age and Golden Access pass holders, and $20 per night for all other visitors.

Primitive camping will be available through May 9. Comfort stations in the loop will be open although there will be no showers, outside water, or hook-up sites available.

Morefield Campground opens for the season on May 10 at which time the gas station and store will be open and laundry and showers will be available. There are 15 hook-ups in the campground for RVs. For further information on Morefield Campground, please contact ARAMARK at 1-800-449-2288.


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Did You Know?

Photograph of Cliff Palace, 1895 - 1900 by WH Jackson

On a snowy December day in 1888, while ranchers Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason searched Mesa Verde’s canyons for stray cattle, they unexpectedly came upon Cliff Palace for the first time. The following year, the Wetherill brothers and Mason explored an additional 182 cliff dwellings.