Southwest Campgrounds

Find the best places to camp in the Southwest Region of the US.

Southwest Region
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Southwest Region

  • States

    Arizona Colorado New Mexico Utah

  • Climate

    The Southwest Region is mostly arid but also has a combination of climates due to varying elevations and landscapes including mountains, foothills, high deserts, high plains, plateaus and deep canyons throughout the area. The southern parts of the Southwest Region have the driest and hottest conditions of all the U.S. Regions. The higher elevations in the northern parts of the region in Colorado and Utah experience cooler temperatures and snow in the winter. Camping is great at a KOA campground in this region and most campgrounds are open year-round. Arizona especially is popular for snowbirds during the winter months.

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  • About The Southwest Region

    This region offers plenty of outdoor experiences, there are thirteen national parks and many other recreational areas, national monuments and state parks here as well. You will find Utah's Mighty 5 national parks in this region; Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Zion National Park. In Arizona, visit Grand Canyon National Park, and Petrified Forest and Saguaro National Parks. In New Mexico, make a stop at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Colorado is home to four national parks, Rocky Mountain, Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Mesa Verde. You will find many ruins of ancestral native peoples in this region, including cliff dwellings and kivas.

    The states in this region meet geographically in the Four Corners Monument area, where you can straddle all four of them at once. Popular stops in Arizona include Sedona, Tombstone, Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. New Mexico awes visitors with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta held in early October every year. New Mexico is also where you will find several impressive national monuments; White Sands, Bandelier, Petroglyph and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monuments as well as several national historic parks. In addition to all of Utah's national parks, there are great national monuments and state parks here too, including Grand Staircase-Escalante, Cedar Breaks, Natural Bridges and Dinosaur National Monument and Dead Horse Point State Park. Colorado has some interesting sights including Garden of the Gods National Natural Landmark, Colorado National Monument and Dinosaur National Monument. Major metropolitan areas in this region include Phoenix, Arizona, Salt Lake City, Utah, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Denver, Colorado. Skiing is popular in the winter months in Colorado and Utah.

Best Places To Go While Camping In The Southwest Region

Arches National Park, Utah

Aspen, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

Eldorado Canyon State Park, Colorado

Elephant Butte Lake State Park, New Mexico

Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Taos, New Mexico

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Arizona

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

State Forest State Park, Colorado

Zion National Park, Utah


Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

KOA Campgrounds in the Southwest Region

Benson KOA Journey
Benson KOA Journey

180 West Four Feathers Lane, Benson

Flagstaff KOA Holiday
Flagstaff KOA Holiday

5803 North US Highway 89, Flagstaff

Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey
Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey

5333 State Highway 64, Williams

Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA Journey
Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA Journey

102 Hermosa Drive, Holbrook

Kingman KOA Journey
Kingman KOA Journey

3820 North Roosevelt, Kingman

Mesa / Apache Junction KOA Journey
Mesa / Apache Junction KOA Journey

1540 South Tomahawk Road, Apache Junction

Picacho / Tucson NW KOA Journey
Picacho / Tucson NW KOA Journey

18428 South Picacho Highway, Picacho

Salome KOA Journey
Salome KOA Journey

64812 Harcuvar Drive, Salome

Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey
Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey

21305 I-40 Business Loop, Seligman

Tucson / Lazydays KOA Resort
Tucson / Lazydays KOA Resort

5151 South Country Club Road, Tucson

Willcox / Cochise, AZ KOA Holiday
Willcox / Cochise, AZ KOA Holiday

700 N Virginia Avenue, Willcox

Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday
Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday

1000 Circle Pines Road, Williams

Benson KOA Journey

180 West Four Feathers Lane, Benson

Flagstaff KOA Holiday

5803 North US Highway 89, Flagstaff

Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey

5333 State Highway 64, Williams

Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA Journey

102 Hermosa Drive, Holbrook

Kingman KOA Journey

3820 North Roosevelt, Kingman

Mesa / Apache Junction KOA Journey

1540 South Tomahawk Road, Apache Junction

Picacho / Tucson NW KOA Journey

18428 South Picacho Highway, Picacho

Salome KOA Journey

64812 Harcuvar Drive, Salome

Seligman / Route 66 KOA Journey

21305 I-40 Business Loop, Seligman

Tucson / Lazydays KOA Resort

5151 South Country Club Road, Tucson

Willcox / Cochise, AZ KOA Holiday

700 N Virginia Avenue, Willcox

Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday

1000 Circle Pines Road, Williams

Alamosa KOA Journey
Alamosa KOA Journey

6900 Juniper Lane, Alamosa

Buena Vista KOA Journey
Buena Vista KOA Journey

27700 County Road 303, Buena Vista

Carbondale / Crystal River KOA Holiday
Carbondale / Crystal River KOA Holiday

7202 Highway 133, Carbondale

Colorado Springs KOA Holiday
Colorado Springs KOA Holiday

8100 Bandley Drive, Fountain

Cortez / Mesa Verde KOA Journey
Cortez / Mesa Verde KOA Journey

27432 E Highway 160, Cortez

Craig KOA Journey
Craig KOA Journey

2800 E Hwy 40, Craig

Cripple Creek KOA Holiday
Cripple Creek KOA Holiday

2576 County Road 81, Cripple Creek

Denver East / Strasburg KOA Holiday
Denver East / Strasburg KOA Holiday

1312 Monroe Street, Strasburg

Denver West / Central City KOA Holiday
Denver West / Central City KOA Holiday

605 Lake Gulch Rd Co Rd 6, Central City

Estes Park KOA Holiday
Estes Park KOA Holiday

2051 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park

Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA Holiday
Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA Holiday

1910 Lakeside Resort Lane, Fort Collins

Fort Collins North / Wellington KOA Journey
Fort Collins North / Wellington KOA Journey

4821 E. County Road 70, PO Box 130, Wellington

Glenwood Springs West / Colorado River KOA Holiday
Glenwood Springs West / Colorado River KOA Holiday

629 River Frontage Road, Silt

Grand Junction KOA Holiday
Grand Junction KOA Holiday

2819 Highway 50, Grand Junction

Gunnison KOA Journey
Gunnison KOA Journey

105 County Road 50, Gunnison

La Junta KOA Journey
La Junta KOA Journey

26680 Highway 50, La Junta

Limon KOA Journey
Limon KOA Journey

575 Colorado Avenue, Limon

Montrose / Black Canyon Nat'l Park KOA Journey
Montrose / Black Canyon Nat'l Park KOA Journey

200 N Cedar Avenue, Montrose

Ouray KOA Holiday
Ouray KOA Holiday

225 CR 23, Ridgway

Pueblo KOA Journey
Pueblo KOA Journey

4131 Interstate 25 North, Exit 108, Pueblo

Pueblo South / Colorado City KOA Holiday
Pueblo South / Colorado City KOA Holiday

9040 Interstate 25 South @ Exit 74,, Pueblo

Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA Holiday
Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA Holiday

559 County Road 3A, Canon City

Salida / Mt. Shavano KOA Journey
Salida / Mt. Shavano KOA Journey

16105 US 50 West, Salida

Steamboat Springs KOA Holiday
Steamboat Springs KOA Holiday

3603 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs

Alamosa KOA Journey

6900 Juniper Lane, Alamosa

Buena Vista KOA Journey

27700 County Road 303, Buena Vista

Carbondale / Crystal River KOA Holiday

7202 Highway 133, Carbondale

Colorado Springs KOA Holiday

8100 Bandley Drive, Fountain

Cortez / Mesa Verde KOA Journey

27432 E Highway 160, Cortez

Craig KOA Journey

2800 E Hwy 40, Craig

Cripple Creek KOA Holiday

2576 County Road 81, Cripple Creek

Denver East / Strasburg KOA Holiday

1312 Monroe Street, Strasburg

Denver West / Central City KOA Holiday

605 Lake Gulch Rd Co Rd 6, Central City

Estes Park KOA Holiday

2051 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park

Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA Holiday

1910 Lakeside Resort Lane, Fort Collins

Fort Collins North / Wellington KOA Journey

4821 E. County Road 70, PO Box 130, Wellington

Grand Junction KOA Holiday

2819 Highway 50, Grand Junction

Gunnison KOA Journey

105 County Road 50, Gunnison

La Junta KOA Journey

26680 Highway 50, La Junta

Limon KOA Journey

575 Colorado Avenue, Limon

Ouray KOA Holiday

225 CR 23, Ridgway

Pueblo KOA Journey

4131 Interstate 25 North, Exit 108, Pueblo

Pueblo South / Colorado City KOA Holiday

9040 Interstate 25 South @ Exit 74,, Pueblo

Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA Holiday

559 County Road 3A, Canon City

Salida / Mt. Shavano KOA Journey

16105 US 50 West, Salida

Steamboat Springs KOA Holiday

3603 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs

Alamogordo / White Sands KOA Journey
Alamogordo / White Sands KOA Journey

412 24th Street, Alamogordo

Albuquerque KOA Journey
Albuquerque KOA Journey

12400 Skyline Road NE, Albuquerque

Albuquerque North / Bernalillo KOA Journey
Albuquerque North / Bernalillo KOA Journey

555 South Hill Road, Bernalillo

Carlsbad KOA Holiday
Carlsbad KOA Holiday

2 Manthei Road, Highway 285, Carlsbad

Grants KOA Journey
Grants KOA Journey

26 Cibola Sands Loop, Grants

Las Cruces KOA Journey
Las Cruces KOA Journey

814 Weinrich Road, Las Cruces

Las Vegas, New Mexico KOA Journey
Las Vegas, New Mexico KOA Journey

76 County Road a25a, Las Vegas

Lordsburg KOA Journey
Lordsburg KOA Journey

1501 Lead Street, Lordsburg

Raton KOA Journey
Raton KOA Journey

1330 South 2nd Street, Raton

Santa Fe KOA Journey
Santa Fe KOA Journey

934 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe

Silver City KOA Holiday
Silver City KOA Holiday

11824 Highway 180 E, Arenas Valley

Tucumcari KOA Journey
Tucumcari KOA Journey

6299 Quay Road AL, Tucumcari

Alamogordo / White Sands KOA Journey

412 24th Street, Alamogordo

Albuquerque KOA Journey

12400 Skyline Road NE, Albuquerque

Albuquerque North / Bernalillo KOA Journey

555 South Hill Road, Bernalillo

Carlsbad KOA Holiday

2 Manthei Road, Highway 285, Carlsbad

Grants KOA Journey

26 Cibola Sands Loop, Grants

Las Cruces KOA Journey

814 Weinrich Road, Las Cruces

Las Vegas, New Mexico KOA Journey

76 County Road a25a, Las Vegas

Lordsburg KOA Journey

1501 Lead Street, Lordsburg

Raton KOA Journey

1330 South 2nd Street, Raton

Santa Fe KOA Journey

934 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe

Silver City KOA Holiday

11824 Highway 180 E, Arenas Valley

Tucumcari KOA Journey

6299 Quay Road AL, Tucumcari

Bear Lake / Marina Side KOA Holiday
Bear Lake / Marina Side KOA Holiday

485 North Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City

Bear Lake / Trail Side KOA Journey
Bear Lake / Trail Side KOA Journey

145 N. 300 W., Garden City

Beaver KOA Journey
Beaver KOA Journey

1428 N Manderfield Road (Hwy 357), Beaver

Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey
Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey

1040 West 3600 South, Perry

Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA Holiday
Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA Holiday

215 N RedRock Drive, Cannonville

Cedar City KOA Journey
Cedar City KOA Journey

1121 North Main, Cedar City

Fillmore KOA Journey
Fillmore KOA Journey

410 West 900 South, Fillmore

Flaming Gorge / Manila KOA Journey
Flaming Gorge / Manila KOA Journey

320 West Highway 43, Manila

Green River KOA Journey
Green River KOA Journey

235 South 1780 East, Green River

Moab KOA Holiday
Moab KOA Holiday

3225 South Highway 191, Moab

Monument Valley KOA Journey
Monument Valley KOA Journey

Milepost 2, Highway 163, Monument Valley

Panguitch KOA Holiday
Panguitch KOA Holiday

555 South Main Street, Panguitch

Richfield KOA Holiday
Richfield KOA Holiday

590 West 600 South, Richfield

Salt Lake City KOA Holiday
Salt Lake City KOA Holiday

1400 West North Temple, Salt Lake City

Springville / Provo KOA Journey
Springville / Provo KOA Journey

1550 North 1750 West, Springville

St. George / Hurricane KOA Journey
St. George / Hurricane KOA Journey

5800 North Old Highway 91, Hurricane

Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA Holiday
Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA Holiday

930 North Vernal Avenue, Vernal

Bear Lake / Marina Side KOA Holiday

485 North Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City

Bear Lake / Trail Side KOA Journey

145 N. 300 W., Garden City

Beaver KOA Journey

1428 N Manderfield Road (Hwy 357), Beaver

Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey

1040 West 3600 South, Perry

Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA Holiday

215 N RedRock Drive, Cannonville

Cedar City KOA Journey

1121 North Main, Cedar City

Fillmore KOA Journey

410 West 900 South, Fillmore

Flaming Gorge / Manila KOA Journey

320 West Highway 43, Manila

Green River KOA Journey

235 South 1780 East, Green River

Moab KOA Holiday

3225 South Highway 191, Moab

Monument Valley KOA Journey

Milepost 2, Highway 163, Monument Valley

Panguitch KOA Holiday

555 South Main Street, Panguitch

Richfield KOA Holiday

590 West 600 South, Richfield

Salt Lake City KOA Holiday

1400 West North Temple, Salt Lake City

Springville / Provo KOA Journey

1550 North 1750 West, Springville

St. George / Hurricane KOA Journey

5800 North Old Highway 91, Hurricane

Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA Holiday

930 North Vernal Avenue, Vernal

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

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