• 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 »


Whether planning a field trip to Mesa Verde or learning about the park in the classroom, the "For Teacher" pages will help you to create a memorial experience for your students.

Artwork showing a visit to Balcony House as it comes to life through the imagination of a child. Courtesy of the Mesa Verde Museum Association. Jim Tschetter, artist.