Fire Restrictions in Effect
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 »
Enrichment Package: Activity 1 -- The Future Is In Your Hands
This activity provides a general introduction to the history of the National Park System, the history of Mesa Verde National Park, and explains how students can help protect the park during their visit.
We recommend that you begin by printing this page, or the printer friendly version below. Then you and your students (individually or as a class) can complete the activity questions as you read through Parts 1-3 of the Background Information below.
«Answers to Activity 1: The Future Is In Your Hands»
Did You Know?
Since 1996, 230 of the 600 cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park have received Condition Assessment. More...