Cliff Camp

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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Road North
Cortez, CO 81321
970-882-5600
970-244-3066
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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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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
AT&T 4G
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Roaming kayaks
Los Angeles, CA
Sprinter van
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Probably a bad choice”

Reviewed Aug 17, 2017

Overall Rating

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. Anyways we gave up looking and parked there for the night. Very quiet night of sleep and surprisingly decent cell for work in the morning

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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NomadicNeighbors

32 Fleetwood Tioga
66 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“Hard to Access, 100% Worth It!!”

Reviewed Jun 22, 2017

Overall Rating

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 Verizon 4G LTE was lightening fast, and we could not have asked for a better place to set up and work for the week.

The road you take for the last mile is pretty rough and we had some concerns about getting our 32' Class C down it - but ultimately we went slow and it was perfectly fine. We came in on a Saturday afternoon and found a large level spot with an incredible view vacant so we set up for the week. There were a few other campers throughout the week and I saw a ranger drive through once. Very quiet and peaceful up here.

The roads up to the last mile were perfectly fine and in good shape. The final left turn that takes you about a mile up to the camping is easy to miss as it at first looks like a OHV trail road - but it smooths out after the first few hundred feet and after that the biggest concern is not getting scratched up and not encountering anyone coming the other way. I do not think that a GPS will direct you to turn here, so you will need to map it out the old fashioned way.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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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
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Pets:
  • pets

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