Ranch camping near Shiprock

Discover and reserve the best campgrounds, cabins, RV parks, and more.

97% (541 reviews)
97% (541 reviews)

Popular camping styles for Shiprock

Dog-friendly getaways

Under $50

9 top ranch campgrounds near Shiprock

99%
(604)

Bright Star Campground

33 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Cortez, CO
We have COMPLIMENTARY Wifi, Drinking Water, Ice, Hot Showers, Bathrooms, Shade, and an equipped Camper's Kitchen for our guests to enjoy from April 15 - Oct 15! There are TIPIS, CAMPING CABINS, TENT and BOONDOCK SITES. WE ALSO HAVE A NAVAJO HOGAN (wood yurt) OPEN-YEAR ROUND. All of our sites are not listed here. We can also accommodate groups and small events but not public events. We have a private covered group site as well. Bright Star Campground: Once used as a church camp, it is now a Campground for all to enjoy! We are a perfectly located vacation campground on 40 acres with amenities and wide-open spaces. Amenities include hot showers, an equipped community kitchen, a pavilion with hammocks, tables, ping pong, etc. Enjoy complimentary coffee, eggs, filtered drinking water and more. Bright Star Campground is located in the Great Sage Plain 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 are in an arid desert climate. Water is scarce, stored in cisterns for use in camp. Because of this we ask that you be conservative with water use in camp. We are a cannabis-friendly destination but ask that Cannabis use stay at your campsite, cabin or tipi. There are many things to do/see nearby: Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients, Hovenweep National Monument and Phil's World Mountain Biking. Raft down the Dolores river, maybe rent a SUP or kayak and chill on a quiet reservoir. There are museums and cultural centers in the area as well. Durango is 45 min, Telluride is 1.5 hrs away, and Moab is about 2.5 hours away-including Arches and Canyonlands National parks. The best/nearest airport is in Durango. Cortez has Denver Air (Key Lime Air) with connections to Denver and Phoenix. The nearest large international airport is in Salt Lake City or Albuquerque.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Showers
Trash
from 
$38
 / night
99%
(102)

Linda M.’s Santa Rita Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Durango, CO
Santa Rita Ranch is located in a rural, agricultural valley south of Durango, Colorado. Originally a dairy and hay farm, the Mannix's raised all organic beef in the past. Currently it operates as a hay farm and Linda has three horses and three donkeys. Very quiet rural area with plenty of open space. Elevation 6,000 ft. Learn more about this land: The 40 acre Santa Rita Ranch has hayfields, irrigation and plenty of room to camp. Located 20 minutes south of Durango Colorado it is quiet and peaceful. Good internet access!  Porta potty available. Only 20 minutes to two wineries: Foxfire Farms in Ignacio, CO and Wines of the San Juans near Aztec, NM.  Paddleboarding and windsurfing on Lake Nighthorse. Lots of mountain bike trails near Durango and good road biking on our CR 213. Flying into Durango? We have a tent and camp chairs for you! Horses and donkeys available to pet.  Horse boarding available for those traveling with their equine friends.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
from 
$20
 / night
100%
(92)

Canyon Trails Ranch

18 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents250 acres · Cortez, CO
The homestead was built in 1911 and was one of the original postal pickups in the area.  The ranch is located between Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument and backs up to Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. Our family has lived in McElmo Canyon for over 40 years and the campground has hosted camping and outdoor educational groups since 1965. We are a family run ranch with an operating hay farm, horseback riding business, and carriage shop.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
$45
 / night
100%
(2)

100 year old Homestead

1 site · Lodging500 acres · Hesperus, CO
Learn more about this land:Our Fall Big Game hunting cabin is a summer Adult summer camp ! It is a bunk style cabin, We have multi age board games, including bingo and poker ,  tv to watch movies . Outdoor, includes corn hole, frisbee golf,  an awesome rock painting station, oh , and of course hiking,  multiple terrain ! There is internet service, and cell service up or down the road a mile or so . we do have a local landline phone . The night sky is an event of its own, pick a full moon stay for or new moon night full of amazing stars and wishes. Enjoy chilling together or at separate areas here and get your peace on!    Agritourism , sharing Agriculture and Nature !
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Showers
Trash
from 
$115
 / night
92%
(6)

Sleeping Under the Mesa Verde

2 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Cortez, CO
We are conveniently located under the Mesa Verdes and next door to the world renowned Phills World Bike Trails. The Views include, Ute Mountain, Telluride, Lizard Head Pass and many more. You are 10 miles south of Boggy Draw Trail system and 10 miles from the Mesa Verde Park entrance. You can also just hang out and hike the 430 Acre property with pre-approved permission. It is an active ranch so there is usually always livestock roaming. Pets are acceptable, it's a ranch animal are always welcome. We have the one site now that is a leveled concrete pad with water and power. If you are visiting Cortez, CO and looking to camp or have an RV or camper in the back of the pick-up, we can find a place to let you enjoy the stay here. Directions. South on CR 27 off of HWY 160 till you get to CR H, Make a Left and its one mile on the right side of the Road.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Trash
from 
$30
 / night
100%
(7)

LaPlata View Ranch

1 site · RV160 acres · Hesperus, CO
Dryland grass ranch, with approximately 30 cow-calf pairs grazing it. Wonderful area for star-gazing, and enjoying beautiful sunsets. Our personal home is 1/4 mile away, across the pastures to the south...look for the copper-capped gate posts. If you see us working in the yard, stop by and say "hi"! Learn more about this land: Bring your camper to the country to enjoy spectacular views of the LaPlata Mountains while enjoying peaceful ranch surroundings. A large graveled camping spot, with patio & outdoor furnishings is privately located well away from others. Opportunities for walking or biking are right off of the campsite. Conveniently located near easy access to Durango and Mesa Verde/Cortez.
from 
$26
 / night
Booked 6 times

E-Z Access Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Mancos, CO
Welcome to Turning Beyond Ranch, your gateway to off-grid tranquility and unparalleled stargazing experiences. Nestled in the scenic Cherry Creek Valley, our ranch offers a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As you arrive, you'll be greeted by the soothing sounds of a live stream meandering through the property year-round. While fishing may not be the primary activity, the crystal-clear waters are perfect for wading and immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. Situated behind the lush garden area and alongside the county road, our campsite offers convenient access while still preserving a sense of seclusion. While you may occasionally hear the gentle hum of passing traffic from other residents, rest assured that you're in the heart of a safe and welcoming rural farm community. Just a short distance from the main highway, our ranch provides easy access to nearby attractions and amenities. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas of the LaPlata Mountains and explore the myriad outdoor adventures awaiting you in the surrounding area. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat, a chance to reconnect with nature, or simply a place to gaze in awe at the star-filled sky, Turning Beyond Ranch promises an unforgettable experience like no other. Come join us and discover the magic of off-grid living in the heart of Colorado's stunning landscape.
Pets
Campfires
from 
$15
 / night
100%
(29)

Dry RV site w/ Views of Mesa Verde

1 site · RV7 acres · Mancos, CO
Learn more about this land: **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 The Raven House Gallery, The Artisans of Mancos Co-op, The Painted Turtle Gallery, Bombdiggity, 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 as well as their own Fencepost food truck. Family friendly eats are always on the menu at the Columbine Bar & Grill. 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 karaoke twice a month on the expansive patio at Mancos Brewing Company. The long anticipated, Boathouse on Grand will open in Summer 2023 with fine dining fare. We even have a little bit of nightlife at the newly opened El Rio Cantina, featuring creative tequila cocktails. Other downtown offerings include locally roasted coffee at Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters, and an incredible variety of baked goods and delightful breakfast and lunch options at the renowned Absolute Bakery and Cafe.  Grab take out and sit at a picnic table by the Mancos River or in the park across the street or enjoy their dining area featuring local art.  Be sure to also 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 Phil's World, Chutes and Ladders, Aqueduct, 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 40 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 and 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 and guidebooks) on all of the great things that await you at our little slice of southwest Colorado!
Pets
Potable water
Trash
from 
$25
 / night
100%
(7)

Sanders Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Durango, CO
Stunning Mountain View’s from a working ranch. If you’re looking for full hookups, a place to park your van or tent camping we have you covered. Located down a gravel driveway a half mile off a paved road gives you the peace and quit country setting you have been looking for. Horses, piggy’s, chickens, and dogs are just some of the animals you might meet. Located 20 to 30 min from durango, 30 min to Mesa Verde and 50 min to purgatory ski resort.
Pets
Campfires
from 
$39
 / night

Star Hosts in Shiprock

Available this weekend

Value Prop
Value Prop

Ranch camping near Shiprock guide

Overview

Looking to experience the rugged beauty of a ranch near Shiprock, New Mexico? Hipcamp has got you covered! With over 100 options available, you're sure to find the perfect campsite to suit your needs. Check out top-rated campsites like Bright Star Campground (211 reviews), Sunset Campground on Ruin Road (130 reviews), and Linda M.’s Santa Rita Ranch (70 reviews). Enjoy popular amenities such as potable water, trash disposal, and showers. And don't forget to indulge in exciting activities like horseback riding, swimming, and whitewater paddling. With an average price per night of $47 and options as low as $20, camping near Shiprock, New Mexico has never been so accessible and affordable!

Top cities near Shiprock

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Hipcamp is the most comprehensive resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover and reserve tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.