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 »
Mesa Top Sites
The pages listed below provide information about some of the mesa top archeological sites in Mesa Verde National Park. For site locations, go to park maps, or click on the specific map located on each page below. (Note: All maps on the following Mesa Top Sites pages open as pdfs. To get the Free Adobe Reader, which is required to read the pdf files, click here.)
To learn about other types of ancient dwellings, please see the Cliff Dwellings page.
Did You Know?
Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. It has 150 rooms, plus an additional 75 open areas. Twenty-one of the rooms are kivas, and 25 to 30 rooms have residential features. The number of Ancestral Puebloans living in Cliff Palace at any one time was 100 to 120.