It is $27 to boondock here. There are very few sites close to level. You have to drive to the shower facilities. We came on a Thursday with our three kids. We bought tickets for Cliff Palace Saturday but we could not go on the tour in the rain because of our baby. The ranger in the museum refused to exchange our ticket on Sunday when the weather was nice. Beware, they just want your money.
Dry camped and found the bathrooms really clean, had to drive to the free showers but they were excellent with lots of hot water. Only paid $16 but with oldies discount, would have felt different if I had paid $27 for no hookup
Sure, $27 a night is high for no hook ups. But if you want to camp inside this beautiful National Park and be close to all it has to offer, then it's worth it. The gift shop is nice, the showers are free, and there is food available. My only complaint is that the park is really spread out so there is a lot of driving involved.