Hipcamp host Jen N.
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Jen has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

In response to Covid-19 Camp Kush will be OPEN, taking the following precautions:

Camp, as always, is tidied daily.

Common areas and high-touch surfaces are disinfected often.

Bringing your own bedding, pillows and towels is HIGHLY encouraged. (If you're not able, we have you covered.)

Please maintain proper social distancing


In response to Covid-19 Camp Kush will be OPEN, taking the following precautions:

Camp, as always, is tidied daily.

Common areas and high-touch surfaces are disinfected often.

Bringing your own bedding, pillows and towels is HIGHLY encouraged. (If you're not able, we have you covered.)

Please maintain proper social distancing by not crowding common areas. Spread out, there's plenty of space.

Practice good hygiene by enjoying our HOT showers and sinks with running water and provided soap.

Enjoy your stay at Camp!

The Chapel is a unique covered, enclosed site with an adjacent open green space. It has amazing views, a picnic table and is centrally located in camp.

Camp Kush is located in the Great Sage Plain at the edge of the Colorado Plateau in the shadow of Mesa Verde National Park with panoramic mountain/mesa views of the Four Corners region, all only 5 miles southeast of Cortez.

We have private couple’s or family cabins, shared hostel-style cabins with bunk beds, tent and vehicle sites, a community kitchen, a covered event space, vault toilets and hot showers.

Camp Kush is in an arid desert climate. Water is delivered by truck and stored in cisterns for use in camp. Because of this we ask that you bring your own bedding and linens, your own drinking water & limit water use in camp. We won't leave you without though! Please ask for whatever you need- we've got you covered.

We are a cannabis friendly destination & are inclusive! Cool folks of any ethnic background, national origin or religion as well as hippies, freaks and queers are all welcome here!

We're happy to give you the local's only hook-up to find hikes, ruins, swimming holes, lakes/rivers, hot springs, tacos, coffee, cannabis, a spot to rent kayaks, bikes- you name it! Just ask.

There are so many things to do/see nearby: Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients, Hovenweep National Monument and Phil's World. Raft down the Dolores river, maybe rent an SUP or kayak and chill on a quiet reservoir. There are several museums and cultural centers in the area as well.

Durango and Telluride are each about hour away, and Moab is about 2.5 hours away-including Arches and Canyonlands National parks.

The best/nearest airport is in Durango, and the nearest large international airport is in Albuquerque.

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
Have a question? Send Jen a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Camp Kush- "The Chapel" Groups/Dogs



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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We are super close to Phil's World!

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Camp Kush- "The Chapel" Groups/Dogs in Colorado.


We are in the Great Sage Plain, its arid here with juniper & sage brush.


There are several lakes nearby, our closest one is Totten Reservoir.

River, stream, or creek

The town of Dolores + Dolores river are close by too.

Swimming hole

The vibe at Camp Kush- "The Chapel" Groups/Dogs

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Hipcamper Lauren

We love it

Lauren S.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

Camping in the time of covid Jen made us feel safe and welcome while applying social distancing. A dream site for dog parents because the chapel is in closed by a wooden gate. The kitchen facility is well thought out and so much more than you would expect from a campsite. The directions to get there are perfect, If you feel like you’ve gone to far keep going and they’re right! The remote location has a huge payoff though the stars are out of this world. The observation deck is a vacation in itself I cannot recommend this site enough.

Hipcamper Miguel

Worked fpr me

Miguel H.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2020

This was the place, privacy and respect i was look8ng for extended my stay and i w9ll be back.

Hipcamper Miguel
Miguel H.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

Perfect place for me peace and quite, good people respectful and courteous. I even extended my stay and i will be back. Thanks Jen

Hipcamper Kylee

Lovely site :)

Kylee F.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2020

Super flexible with our group and so helpful!! The campsite was beautiful- ESPECIALLY the hot shower :)

Camp Kush- "The Chapel" Groups/Dogs
Hipcamper Cameron
Cameron F.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

Beautiful area, clean bathrooms, my site was out of the wind which was great!

Hipcamper Amanda

The chapel

Amanda H.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2020

The most amazing hosts. Incredible views in every direction. Running water in the bathrooms/and the shower was actually amazing. My dog loved running around in the chapel and having her own space. Hosts are incredibly fast with responses. I had some unexpected wildlife encounters and I texted the host and they were there in a flash to help me out. Looking back, I feel a little silly about contacting a campsite host about encountering wildlife while camping, but they went above and beyond to make me feel safe. 100% recommend.

Hipcamper Jen
Response from Jen, the Host, on August 26th, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review! Bert and I will never forget your stay :)

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Hipcamper aly

A pups dream!

Aly C.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

Really loved it here Jen was extremely welcoming! The chapel is awesome for the pup she ran around like a crazy person and it was nice to see her just get to run while camping.

Hipcamper Joyce

Wide open spaces

Joyce T.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2020

The amenities at the camp are great & the views awesome. One of the best Hipcamp sites I've experienced!

Hipcamper Catie R.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2020
Camp Kush in the 4 Corners
United States
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