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Canyon Trails Ranch

· Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado
250 acres hosted by Rodney And Family C.
3 lodging sites · 12 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
Near Mesa Verde National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the West Entrance Booth - 134A.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Rodney and Family is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
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.
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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 Rodney And Family C.Joined in January 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
85 ratings · 41 reviews
Caroline K.recommends
November 10, 2023
Conestoga Wagon
What an incredible experience this hipcamp was! Jenny and family offered so much more than was offered on hipcamp, and we were just so impressed! We rode horses to ancient kivas and was able to see and experience something that not many people get to do. Would 100% book again
Dave G.recommends
October 15, 2023
Site 1 - Canyon Trails Ranch RV no Stall
River Rat Ranch
Very nice hosts and other campers were great Plan on coming back.
Bryan D.recommends
October 15, 2023
Site 3 - Canyon Trails Ranch RV no Stall
So awesome!!!
This place rocks!!! Booked spur of the moment as the Hovenweep, UT campground was full (Eclipse traffic). The hosts are very kind and generous. Our site was perfect for our truck bed camper. Hosts put on a special eclipse chuckwagon breakfast, led us to a special viewing area with their family. Saw the eclipse perfectly. There’s more!! The communal fire pit was a blast that evening with a special singer songwriter with other campers and hosts. Was so much fun. Next visit we will try to go on a host led horseback ride.
Susan S.recommends
September 27, 2023
Site 1 - Canyon Trails Ranch Tent sites
We loved this quiet camping location. The amenities (outdoor kitchen, ramada, picnic tables, and fire pit .... also the shower!) were much appreciated. The views are stunning and the proximity to the trailheads for the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument can't be beat. Rodney and his family were gracious and welcoming. Our biggest error was not taking one of their horseback tours of the Monument. Even though we hiked several days in the Monument, a horseback tour with a knowledgeable guide would have been spectacular.
Caroline G.recommends
September 11, 2023
The Rancher Wagon
Great glamping setup *right* next to Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. The rancher wagon was comfortable and hosts were super helpful, showing us around everything - kitchen area, bathroom w/ toilet and hot shower, walking paths around the property. We loved hiking up onto the slick rock behind the camping area and stargazing - awesome dark sky area!
Danette H.recommends
September 4, 2023
The Rancher Wagon
Our time at the wagon was a dream come true. I felt like a pioneer (with a comfortable bed and a electricity)!! Thank you for your graciousness and for sharing the magic of your ranch with us.
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