Cortez / Mesa Verde KOA

Escape to the great outdoors, take scenic drives, and breathe in fresh mountain air!

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Won't you join us in this beautiful setting where mountain ranges abound and the sunsets are awe-inspiring?

Envision yourself situated among the setting of the stunning flat-topped ridges of Mesa Verde National Park or the Sleeping Ute Mountain range. Your views will provide you with one of these beautiful backdrops at our KOA. With being perfectly located from the national park, you will have less than a 15 minute drive to Mesa Verde National Park Visitor Center. We invite you to join us as you take time to experience the area's 700-year-old cliff dwellings tucked into canyon walls. And, be sure to ask us for suggestions on how to plan your day trips to Hovenweep National Monument, Crow Canyon, Monument Valley,  Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks, and the Four Corners National Monument, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah all meet. 

During your stay, we welcome you to enjoy other activities like swimming in the heated pool or round up a game of basketball or horseshoes. Enjoy the 1.5 mile walking trail around Denny Lake with fishing available. You'll be able to choose the dog park you want to bring your four-legged furry friend between our Kamp K9 park or the town's 6-acre enclosed dog park, that is conveniently accessed from our park. While you're staying with us, you'll have the opportunity to shop conveniently from our beautiful Kampstore or Souvenir and Gift Store.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/31 - 9/6)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

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Holiday Getaway

With the summer holidays quickly approaching and the fresh outdoors being prescribed, it's time to load up your camper and head our way!  With so many things to do or see, your weekend is sure to fill you with the peace your seeking.  Hikers will have endless trails to explore whether it's in the foothills of the La Plata or the summits of the San Juan Mountains. Water enthusiasts can kayak, canoe, or float all day to take your cares away while the fishing fanatics hone their skills casting in one of the many lakes, rivers, and/or reservoirs in our area.  We're looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Local Area

Mesa Verde Country

Mesa Verde Country is diverse -- offering nine national parks and monuments, mountains, mesas and national forests, recreation, relaxation and American Indian arts and crafts. One of the pleasant surprises you will discover in Mesa Verde Country is the diversity of culture. In addition to the ancient Anasazi civilization and contemporary Ute, Navajo and Hopi Indians, the region is alive with the passion and spirit of the old west ranchers, miners and cowboys. www.mesaverdecountry.com

928 E Main Street

Cortez, CO 81321

970-565-8227

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is filled with fascinating secrets and ancient cliff dwellings. Over 4,000 people thrived on these plateaus between 600 and 1300 AD. They built stone villages on the mesa tops and constructed massive cliff dwellings in the steep canyon walls. The elaborate stonework, delicate artifacts and amazing petroglyphs are a man-made wonder. Climb through these ancient ruins and walk in the footsteps of the American Indians.  Beginning March 8, 2020 you can reserve tour tickets online at https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/233362 for daily cliff dwelling tours, including Cliff Palace, Long House, and Balcony House.

HWY 160

Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

970-529-4465

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Four Corners Monument

Visit the only place in the United States where four states meet Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. It is the only point in the United States shared by four states, leading to the area being named the Four Corners region.  It is a "must stop" to take pictures of each other while standing in four states simultaneously.

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Canyonlands National Park

In only two short hours you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.  Canyonlands is a magical collection of sinuous red rock canyons dissected by intermittent stream beds and washes. It's a great place to explore, whether hiking, backpacking, mountain biking or by jeep. You'll find Anasazi ruins, natural arches and breathtaking vistas. In the spring or fall, Canyonlands is even more breathtaking with the changing seasons. There are two entrances to Canyonlands; the first at Newspaper Rock (an ancient message board of the Anasazi), the second north of Moab at the awe inspiring Island in the Sky area.

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