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Bright Star Campground

99%
Cortez, Colorado
40 acres hosted by Robin S.
8 lodging sites 路 6 RV/tent sites 路 1 RV site
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2023 annular eclipse
In the path of the Oct. 14, 2023 annular solar eclipse.
Big rig-friendly
Recent Hipcampers with big rigs have had positive experiences here.
Best in Colorado: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Amazing Views
Recent Hipcampers say there are great views at this Hipcamp.
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.
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Cortez, Colorado, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Robin S.Joined in May 2017
Response rate: 100%
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509 ratings 路 287 reviews
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Meredith W.recommends
September 19, 2023
Tipi & Amenities facing Mesa Verde
Tipi
This place was magical!! The scenery was beautiful and the amenities were top notch!!
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Andrea S.recommends
September 16, 2023
RV PAD full Hookup Mesa Verde views
Close to Mesa Verde
Great place to camp with full hook-ups. They had a grill for us to use and Robin even brought us fresh eggs! Definitely recommend
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Robin T.recommends
September 13, 2023
RV PAD full Hookup Mesa Verde views
Beautiful location, with full hookup for our RV. We only stayed one night but enjoyed walking around the property and being close to Cortez.
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Caitlin B.recommends
September 12, 2023
Mustang Tipi ~ Facing Mesa Verde!
Bright Star Campground is in a beautiful location - our tipi faced Mesa Verde and the Rocky Mountains were visible farther off. We caught the sunrise our first morning and it was amazing watching the whole landscape light up. We loved staying in one of the tipis, it was an interesting change of pace compared to the other places we've been staying at on our road trip. They do leak a little in heavy rain, but only along the poles of the tipi. The place is very chill overall, staff were very helpful and communicative and made sure someone would be available when we arrived, even though it was on the late side. The only down side was having to hike a little way to the bathrooms, but it's the desert and water is limited.
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Jenna B.recommends
September 12, 2023
Tipi & Amenities facing Mesa Verde
Loved staying here, plenty of amenities and a comfortable place to rest after a long day of hiking. The night sky was pretty spectacular.
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Kevin H.recommends
September 11, 2023
Sunrise campsite w/Amenities
Excellent campsite
Chose to camp here because of the great reviews and location and was not disappointed. Definitely lived up to the hype. The amenities were great and very pleasant and the site itself was very comfortable and even provided great support from an unexpected rain storm that passed over night. 100% would recommend
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