• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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    Due to recent hot, dry, and windy conditions, the park is currently at very high fire danger. The following fire restrictions are in effect: No open fires are permitted anywhere within the park. Smoking is only permitted inside an enclosed vehicle. More »

Parks as Classrooms

Field Trips

A field trip to Mesa Verde National Park and exploration of its resources gives students an opportunity to form their own intellectual and emotional connections to our shared cultural heritage.

Curriculum Materials

Mesa Verde National Park offers lesson plans and activities you can use with your students in the classroom or during a field trip to the park.