Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Spacious, level camping well-suited for travel trailers over 40 ft long.
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in Colorado: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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.
Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Diné Bikéyah, Pueblos, and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Robin S.Joined in May 2017
Response rate: 100%
531 ratings · 307 reviews
October 18, 2023
Mustang Tipi ~ Facing Mesa Verde!
Great for stargazing
It was a beautiful area and the teepee was so cool! The staff were very welcoming and we enjoyed all of the different activities available. Would definitely recommend!
October 17, 2023
Ute View #2 Campsite
High Desert Solitude
The site is well maintained and has great views of the surrounding area including "The Sleeping Ute." There is a great common area/kitchen and the bathhouses and toilets were clean and functional. We would recommend this to anyone wanting to check out the four corners area.
October 16, 2023
SKY Cabin by MESA VERDE
Ping Pong! Darts! Kitchen! Cabin!<3
Super cool campground with friendly people around. Beautiful views surrounding you out in the open- great opportunity to watch the sunset and sunrise. Has all that you need. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun stay. :)
October 15, 2023
SKY Cabin by MESA VERDE
This is a great space. Easy to find with lots of amenities: showers, shared kitchen (with everything you need), and plenty of parking. Would definitely recommend.
October 15, 2023
Sunrise campsite w/Amenities
Something for everyone at this spot
Loved the uniqueness, thoughtful touches and great customer service at Robin’s place. From tent to van to cabins, there’s something for everyone AND without feeling crowded. Good location to access the 4 corner attractions, even better to come back to a hot shower, group kitchen, beautiful sunset and my personal fire (they sell wood) at the end of the day. Easy access in and out for my van + very dog friendly. I’ll definitely be back.
October 14, 2023
SUNSET Campsite Mesa Verde Views!
4 night stay
Matt, the camp host, was great. He meets you at the gate when you arrive. He also helped me with my trailer as the tongue was too low to lower the foot and a jack was needed (Sunset site). He helped me hook the trailer up at the end of my stay too.
I really appreciated a hot shower at the end of each day of hiking. It’s a good base camp for Sand Canyon or Ophir. The bathrooms are very clean. It feels quite safe at Bright Star.
The sites are not real private but compared to a regular campground it’s a lot more spread out.
My little dog didn’t like walking on the sticker bushes (not sure what species of plant). And there are plenty of them. To note: yep, there are critters around. I found a tarantula beneath my stuff outside. I must have stepped on it accidentally as it was no longer healthy.