Mancos State Park RV & Campground Guide

Colorado

This small and serene state park is nestled in the southwestern corner of Colorado, an area known as the "Four Corners" because it's where the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet. The park is close to the cities of Bayfield and Durango and is near Mesa Verde National Park. People enjoy Mancos State Park for boating, fishing, and hiking in the summer and ice fishing, skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter. Located in a Ponderosa Pine forest, the park includes Jackson Gulch Reservoir and a connecting trail to the Denver-to-Durango Colorado Trail.

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Weather
Spring 23-71 F
Summer 43-87 F
Fall 31-84 F
Winter 11-52 F
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Nearby Cities
Bayfield, CO
Durango, CO
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mancos State Park

Mancos State Park is close to many historical sites and areas of natural beauty. This section of Colorado also borders three other states that have their own unique attractions, like the Uinta Mountains and the Grand Canyon. Therefore, traveling in a rental RV from RVshare is the perfect way to visit all the places on your itinerary. 

Bayfield Riverside RV Park

Bayfield Riverside RV Park is a Good Sam campground that is located in Southwest Colorado on the Pine River. It is near Durango and occupies 36 acres of meadows surrounded by woods. The RV sites are right on the river, which is stocked with trout. Visitors will enjoy the quiet beauty and the in-park walking trails.

• Number of sites: 100 pull-through sites

• Rates: $45 - $75 Daily

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical Amps: 30 and 50

• Pool/hot tub: No

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Recreational Room: Yes

Alpen Rose RV Park

Alpen Rose RV Park is only two miles from the city of Durango and is located in the Animas River Valley. This Good Sam RV park features large sites with plenty of grass and is near hiking trails and hot springs. The scenery is attractive, and there are red rock cliffs on either side of the park. If you have pets, you will love the roomy dog run. There is even a chuck-wagon breakfast. 

• Number of sites: 100 pull-through sites

• Rates: $51-$56 Daily

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical Amps: 30 and 50

• Pool/hot tub: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Laundry: Yes

• Additional amenities: Game room, playground, dog run, dog walking service

Mesa Verde RV Resort

Mesa Verde RV Resort is minutes away from Mesa Verde National Park, which is a popular park with unique rock formations and ancient ruins. There are plenty of outdoor recreational activities nearby, like hiking trails, rafting, fishing, and off-roading. The park is a Good Sam RV park and offers convenient amenities at convenient rates, and visitors will enjoy the pool, hot tubs, and the communal sitting area.

• Number of sites: 54 pull-through sites

• Rates: $36.95 - $46.95 Daily

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical Amps: 30 and 50

• Pool/hot tub: One pool, two hot tubs

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Laundry: Yes

• Additional amenities: Game room, playground, camp store

Westerly RV Park

Westerly RV Park is only five miles from downtown Durango. You can see wonderful views of the red rock cliffs here in the Animas River Valley. Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs is close by and offers hot water pools and an Olympic-sized pool. Dalton Ranch Golf Club is just across the street, and they offer discounted green fees for visitors from Westerly RV Park.

• Number of sites: 26 pull-through sites

• Rates: $37-$45 Daily

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical Amps: 30 and 50

• Pool/hot tub: No

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Showers: No

• Restrooms: No

• Laundry: Yes

• Additional Amenities: Dog run

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What to Do at
Mancos State Park

Inside Mancos State Park

Mancos State Park has many activities to experience whether you are staying overnight or are there just for the day. There are plenty of single-track biking trails that are great for mountain biking. These biking and hiking trails connect to many U.S. Forest trails and the Denver-to-Durango Colorado Trail. The park is a favorite among bird watchers, and anglers enjoy fishing in all seasons, with ice-fishing being particularly popular. Jackson Gulch offers lots of wakeless boating opportunities, like kayaking, sailing, and riding in motorized boats.

Outside Mancos State Park

The town of Durango, which is only 15 minutes away, has a historic district in its downtown sections. You can find many shops and restaurants in this area. Furthermore, there are plenty of fun activities to experience just outside the park.

Restaurants

Ken and Sue's

Ken and Sue's is a full-service restaurant that offers high-end menu items of American cuisine. Some of their well-rated dishes include Aunt Lydia’s Meatloaf with Red Wine Gravy, Cedar Planked Salmon with Basmati Rice and Tomato-Cucumber Salsa, and their popular dessert Molten Lava Cake. They are open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Upscale American

Location: 636 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301

Zia Taqueria

Zia Taqueria offers a Tex-Mex cuisine in a casual setting. The food is good and varied, and the prices are reasonable. They have daily specials and are open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Tex-Mex

Location: 3101 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301

Chang Thai Durango

Owned by a chef who hails from Thailand, Chang Thai Durango features authentic Thai cuisine made with fresh ingredients. They are open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday.

Type: Thai

Location: 1101 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301

Eat Zawadi

Eat Zawadi specializes in East African cuisines, such as Spicy Moroccan Lamb, Spicy Ethiopian Beef, Injera Bread and more. They are open for dinner, but they also have another location called The Smiley Cafe nearby that is open for lunch. 

Type: East African

Location: 509 E 8th Ave #3, Durango, CO 81301

Shopping

Diane West Jewelry & Art

Diane West Jewelry & Art is a North Main Street shop in downtown Durango that features fine art and handmade jewelry in a contemporary style.

Location: 820 North Main St., Durango, CO 81301

Iconic Vintage Boutique

Iconic Vintage Boutique is a unique store in downtown Durango on North Main Street that offers an eclectic collection of vintage women's clothing and accessories.

Location: 108 E 5th St., Durango, CO 81301

Durango Mall

Durango Mall is a traditional enclosed shopping mall on Camino del Rio in Durango with typical anchor and satellite stores, like JC Penny's, Sears, Pier 1 Imports, and more.

Location: 800 S Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301

Durango Antique Market

Durango Antique Market is a huge antique mall on Main Avenue in Durango that offers a wide variety of used and antique goods. 

Location: 780 Main Ave. A, Durango, CO 81301

Sightseeing

San Juan Skyway

San Juan Skyway is one of 26 scenic driving routes that run through Colorado. Some of the major cities on the route are historic Durango, culturally imbued Telluride, and Victorian Silverton, in addition to the Mesa Verde National Park. The route itself winds through forests and is in the shadows of towering mountain peaks. 

The Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail is 567 miles and runs between Denver and Durango, and it passes through part of the Rocky Mountains. There are mountain lakes and peaks throughout eight mountain ranges and six wilderness preserves. The average elevation is 10,300 feet and tops out at 13,271 feet on the Coney Summit in southwest Colorado.

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument​

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument​ is a federal preserve on 176,000 acres and is located in the Four Corners section of southwestern Colorado in Cortez, 50 miles west of Durango. There are more than 6,355 recorded sites of ancient human activity, such as villages, kivas, cliff dwellings, check dams, shrines, and more.

Location: 9651 Rd N, Cortez, CO 81321

The Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners Monument marks the intersection of the four states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. You can literally stand in one spot and place your two feet and two hands simultaneously in four states. While there, visitors can purchase handmade Native American jewelry, crafts, and foods.

Location: 597 NM-597, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

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How to Get to
Mancos State Park

From Cortez, take U.S. 160 east 19 miles to Mancos. From Durango, turn west on U.S. 160 and continue 27 miles to Mancos. Turn north on Highway 184 for 1/4 mile. Then, take County Road 42 east four miles to County Road N. Turn left on County Road N and follow this into the park.

Entering Mancos State Park

The park is open 24 hours daily year-round as is the campground. Call for office hours.

Daily vehicle pass : $9

Annual pass : $80

Aspen Leaf Annual Pass : $70

Campsite : $22

Price ranges from $18-$22

Yurt : $90

Group picnic area : $50

Visiting and traveling through the southwestern part of Colorado is an adventure that any RVer will appreciate. This area is full of things to see and do, and it is an open gateway to the West. Mountains, forests, and plateaus are all part of the terrain, and you can also tour many interesting historical sites. During your journey, you will no doubt have plenty of chances to take some great pictures. Your fellow RVers on RVshare will enjoy seeing your adventures, so be sure to email your pictures to [email protected] To keep updated on the latest news and events happening at Mancos State Park, visit @ColoradoParksandWildlife on Facebook, @COParksWildlife on Twitter, and @coparkswildlife on Instagram.