Cliff Camp

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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BLM Road 4725 Cortez, CO 81321 970-882-5600 970-244-3066 Official Website

GPS: 37.3972, -108.8215

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 2
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 6764 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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9 people have reviewed this location.

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RoadPickle.com
Menifee, CA 28' ATC Toy Hauler 2017 Chevrolet 2500 HD
26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 9

RoadPickle.com would stay here again

“Gorgeous view of Rock Canyon”

Reviewed May 14, 2019

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All of the sites mentioned under, "Cliff Camp" are found along BLM Road 4725. That road branches off of County Road N, and is a red dirt road, well packed, but lightly rutted and a little bit rocky. We camped in the first spot (as denoted by the GPS coordinates on this listing). This site can only accommodate small to medium sized R... more

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Jerry would stay here again

“Awesome views. Secluded”

Reviewed May 13, 2019

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Awesome views and seclusion is what you’ll get with this camp site. And as the name suggests, the sites are basically on a cliff.

Came in late afternoon one day. Had to drive a mile or two to find a “site” but found one and set up camp. Amazing views and the privacy is unbeatable. I will definitely camp here again.

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34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

mrsdillon would stay here again

“amazing view, long drive”

Reviewed Apr 24, 2019

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We stayed for one night in April because of the close-ish proximity to Mesa Verde. The campground is a bit of a drive, a lot of it on dirt roads, some more maintained than others. The entrance is a tad confusing as we came across a sign for Canyon of the Ancients at a fork, where the left road appears like it may lead to a campground... more

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

ChrisB would stay here again

“Great site marred by recreational shooting”

Reviewed Apr 03, 2019

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Love the view and the setting. Lost count of the shell casings and broken clay pigeons we cleaned up. Left it better than we found it but suspect it will revert soon.

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

RockyMtnMarmot would stay here again

“a Great Escape!”

Reviewed Oct 10, 2018

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I have camped here a couple of times since it is an easy get-a-way from my home in Durango, Colorado. My 18 foot camper and pickup truck negotiated the dirt road just fine, and fortunately have never met anyone coming the other way. The views are great, Sleeping Ute Mountain directly across from the campsites, and below the cliffs ar... more

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Imagine Wagon
Boulder, CO Prolite Evasion Subaru Outback
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: Cliff
“Secluded and wonderful views!”

Reviewed Sep 16, 2018

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Drove in with a 16ft camper after sunset. The road that veers left off of the main road can be a little rough, but once here there are a few small sites with a great view of the canyon and mountain. Not enough room for a large RV, but for small campers and tents it is perfect! Saw many shooting stars, one that was a fireball, and a str... more

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Nikki
Austin, TX Ram 2500
15 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Nikki would stay here again

“Out of the way, but oh what a view!”

Reviewed Jul 13, 2018

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Okay, this place is pretty far off the beaten path. That said, once you get there, it is amazing! Google maps took us to the beginning of the last dirt road, so I just continued forward until I found a place that would work with my truck. We camped in a tent, so we had no issues there. There were the remains of fire pits, so we knew pe... more

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Roaming kayaks
Los Angeles, CA Sprinter van
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Probably a bad choice”

Reviewed Aug 17, 2017

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Just needed a night to break up the drive home and this probably wasn't the best choice. It's way off the path and then once at the park entrance it's a long dirt rutted out road...... I am not even sure we're we're at the right spot. There was a fire ring and a lot of trash and it was obviously someone's favorite shooting spot. Any... more

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NomadicNeighbors
32' Fleetwood Tioga
63 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“Hard to Access, 100% Worth It!!”

Reviewed Jun 22, 2017

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We camped here in late April and absolutely loved it! The views right from our site were stunning, you can see Mesa Verde off to one direction and Monument Valley off to the other. We did a bit of exploring around the area and had a great time with it. The weather was OK, but definitely a very exposed place during windy days. The Veri... more

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RV Boondocking at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - Road Pickle

Perhaps one of the best places to RV boondock within Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is along BLM Road 4725. BLM Road 4725 branches south from of County Road N. It’s a red dirt...

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Catching a Corner of CO

     The funny thing about boondocking as much as we do is that if you find enough of the dramatic and breathtaking sites - you start to really crave them.  So we spent a few hours that week searching...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • OHV
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Pets:
  • pets

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