Fire Restrictions in Effect
Due to recent hot, dry, and windy conditions, the park is currently at very high fire danger. The following fire restrictions are in effect: No open fires are permitted anywhere within the park. Smoking is only permitted inside an enclosed vehicle. More »
Morefield Campground Open for Primitive Camping
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.
Did You Know?
Descendants of Mesa Verde Ancestral Puebloans include the Hopi in Arizona, and the 19 Rio Grande pueblos of New Mexico: Taos, Picuris, Sandia, Isleta, San Juan, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Nambe, Tesuque, Jemez, Cochiti, Pojoaque, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, Laguna, Acoma, and Zuni.