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Target Tree Campground

2 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Target Tree Campground is located 7 miles east of Mancos on the north side of Highway 160 at an elevation of 7,643 feet. It is the ideal camping spot for day trips to Mancos, Durango and Mesa Verde National Park.

The name, "Target Tree," refers to the Ute Indians' use of the area to harvest sap…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 45 ft.

Reviews

2 Reviews of Target Tree Campground

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Nancy B.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2020

Nice place for a couple nights

Went to Mesa Verde NP looking for a camp sight but refused to pay $40 for a dried grassy area with no hookups so we came just down the road and found this place. Quiet, level spaces, a little road noise but nothing to bark about. Would come back here again

G
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2019

No water

We camped here on day 2. We were traveling on motorcycles and chose this based on location, and available water. The we site said it had water. There are other campgrounds in the area. It was almost empty a +, the water was not turned on a- . Campground was clean and quiet and far enough from…

Location

Target Tree Campground is located in Colorado

Directions

From Mancos, take U.S. Highway 160 east for 8.8 miles. Turn left at campground sign and follow the gravel road for 0.3 miles to the campground. From Durango, take U.S. Highway 160 west for 20 miles to the campground sign. Turn right and the follow gravel road for 3 miles to the campground.

Coordinates

37.56833327 N
108.30222267 W

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About This Campground

Target Tree Campground is located 7 miles east of Mancos on the north side of Highway 160 at an elevation of 7,643 feet. It is the ideal camping spot for day trips to Mancos, Durango and Mesa Verde National Park.

The name, "Target Tree," refers to the Ute Indians' use of the area to harvest sap and bark from Ponderosa pines as food supplements. They also used the trees for target practice, leaving several scarred trees throughout the area.

Recreation

Visitors may enjoy taking a short, accessible interpretive trail to view a historic target tree. The campground is also known for its great birding opportunities, with a sign in the campground that lists species found in the area.

The Narrow Gauge Trail begins within the campground and climbs 3.4 miles to an old railroad grade. The rails were placed just three feet apart to allow trains to navigate through the rugged mountains.

Facilities

The campground offers single-family sites, many of which meet accessibility standards and are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.

A group site can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles. It also offers two divided corrals for those camping with horses. The site contains two pull-through sites and four parallel sites for RVs.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Natural Features

The campground sits on a south-facing hillside overlooking Thompson Park. A Ponderosa pine and Gambel oak forest provides shade in many sites. The area is hot during the summer, but cools off significantly at night.

Nearby Attractions

Southwestern Colorado, part of the Four Corners region, contains over 4,000 archaeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings. Mesa Verde National Park is 1 hour and 45 minutes south, close enough for a day trip. Other sites within a few hour's drive include the Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, Canyon of the Ancients and Hovenweep National Monument.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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