Hipcamp host Jen & Jeff M.,
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**You MUST have your own self contained RV with a restroom!! Sorry, NO TENTS! Please include a description of your RV setup in your booking request!**

Nestled on seven acres of former ranch land, and enjoy a relatively level RV site (pull in or back in) with views of Mesa Verde, the La Plata Mountains, and the shade of mature juniper trees. Feel far from everything whi


**You MUST have your own self contained RV with a restroom!! Sorry, NO TENTS! Please include a description of your RV setup in your booking request!**

Nestled on seven acres of former ranch land, and enjoy a relatively level RV site (pull in or back in) with views of Mesa Verde, the La Plata Mountains, and the shade of mature juniper trees. Feel far from everything while only a few miles from town.  Enjoy the starry skies, the company of wandering mule deer, and the sound of coyotes conversing with one another.  At 7,000' above sea level, in the high desert of SW Colorado, we get over 250 sunny days a year, big beautiful snows in winter (and sometimes as late as June), and monsoon rains in late summer.  Spring can be cool and windy, but you'll experience the reawakening of the plants, the lowing of mother cows and their calves on nearby ranches, and maybe even a blooming prickly pear or two!

In the heart of the Mancos River Valley, you'll find yourself at the perfect basecamp for all that the area has to offer! It's just 15 minutes to the entrance gate at Mesa Verde National Park, designated in April of 2021 as the 100th Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association.

Take a scenic two mile drive to historic Downtown Mancos, to find art, dining, and fun. Historic Mancos, known for its thriving creative district, is the home of the Veryl Goodnight Fine Art Gallery, The Raven House Gallery, The Artisans of Mancos Co-op, The Painted Turtle Gallery, and Kilgore American Indian Art.

Downtown Mancos is also home to dining options from local food trucks to fine dining. Fenceline Cidery and their delightful riverside cider garden host a variety of local food trucks on a rotating basis. Olio fine dining and wine bar features an expertly curated wine list and a rotating menu of exquisite dishes featuring local and seasonal ingredients, and their decor features local artists' work. The recently opened Deco Dessert, offers something for your sweet tooth with homemade ice cream, artisan chocolates, and cakes. Just across Hwy 160, you can enjoy craft beer, delicious locally sourced food, and a variety of fun events, including live local music, weekly trivia with our local librarian, and beer-e-oke on the expansive patio at Mancos Brewing Company.

Other downtown offerings include locally roasted coffee at Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters, and an incredible variety of baked goods and delightful breakfast, lunch, and dinner options at the renowned Absolute Bakery & Cafe.  Grab take out and sit at a picnic table by the Mancos River or in the park across the street.  And check out local artists' work in the art vending machines at Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters and Fenceline Cider!

Beyond downtown, you'll find easy access to Mancos State Park, mountain biking at Phils World, Chutes & Ladders, and the Boggy Draw trail systems, paddling at Summit Lake, paddling and boating at McPhee Reservoir, the 88 mile Canyon of the Ancients Scenic Drive, and miles of hiking and off-roading trails in the San Juan National Forest. Or head just 30 minutes into Durango for a ride on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a run on the rapids of the Animas River, or a powder day at Purgatory (resort an hour from the site).

If you want to venture further afield, Telluride, Moab, Monument Valley, and Arches & Canyonlands National Parks are all within 2.5 hours. Or take a drive along the San Juan Skyway scenic byway to see the best of Colorado's Western Slope including Silverton and Ouray.

Your hosts are avid outdoor enthusiasts who can give you the details (and loan you some maps & guidebooks) on all of the great things that await you at our little slice of southwest Colorado!

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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


Natural features you'll find at Dry RV site w/ Views of Mesa Verde in Colorado.


High desert featuring junipers, piñons, and some prickly pear.


Mountain views in three directions


Property is former ranch land


Dirt/loose gravel

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Hipcamper Kevin


Kevin K.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2021

Had a wonderful stay at Jen & Jeff’s place. I would definitely recommend staying here at this beautiful location.

Hipcamper Amy

Amazing place for our 40' rv

Amy O.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2021

We had a fabulous recent stay at "Dry RV site w/ Views of Mesa Verde." Jeff and Jen's directions made it easy to find. We were able to fit our 40' RV nicely into the spot. Jeff and Jen even had a welcome bonfire as we arrived. The views and quiet serenity in this setting were amazing----so much better than a campground! We enjoyed our visits with the hosts, and felt very cared for by them. We hope to return again!

Our humongous camper fits well into the campsite!views of Mesa Verde from our camperE. view from campsiteNE. view from campsite
Hipcamper Shannon

Easy stay

Shannon V.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

Great flat location for rv parking!

Hipcamper Chester

Calm quiet and peaceful

Chester P.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2021

Grest little stop on your Road trip of life

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah B.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2021

Beautiful views of the mountains and sunrise/sunset! Only about 10 minutes from Mesa Verde entrance.

Hipcamper Martha

Mesa verde getaway

Martha B.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2021

This place is a real gem! Perfect location, perfect hosts. It’s in a surprisingly central location, surprising due to how quiet, rural, and picturesque the area is. There’s so much to do around that we spent minimal time there, but the hours we did spend cooking, sitting by the fire pit, and sleeping were better than we imagined :)

Amazing views!Our van kitchen set upBurgers and beers at the site
Hipcamper Dave
Dave O.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2021

Beautiful campsite. Very private. Excellent communications with hosts. Would highly recommend it.

Hipcamper Karen
Karen B.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2021

It snowed 3 inches before our arrival. Jen & Jeff were very kind to let us know our van would have difficulty getting in. They refunded us with no problem. Grateful for their honesty and hospitality!

Hipcamper Scott
Scott N.
recommends this listing.
April 7th, 2021

Exactly as advertised. Super quiet and clean.

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