Preserving the “Works of Man”
Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
Don't forget to stop in at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center near the park entrance, for park orientation... and moreRead More
2014 Park Schedule
Mesa Verde is open year-round, but some areas are seasonal. To make the most out of your trip, see what will be available at the time of your visit.Read More
Winter is a magical time to visit Mesa Verde. It offers wonderful opportunities for snowshoeing and cross-country (nordic) skiing snow covered trails.Read More
Stay connected and learn what's happening in Mesa Verde National Park. Visit our new Facebook page.Read More
Preserving Cliff Palace
Cliff Palace plays an important role in helping us learn about and experience the past. Discover what it takes to preserve this ancient, iconic place.Read More
Cliff Palace, Balcony House or Long House
Want to visit one of these cliff dwellings? You’ll need to purchase a tour ticket first. Learn where to purchase a ticket for a ranger-guided tour.Read More
Mesa Verde Museum Association (MVMA)
MVMA is a cooperating association and partner of Mesa Verde National Park that provides educational and interpretive material to park visitors.Read More
The Mesa Verde Foundation (MVF)
MVF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Mesa Verde National park, including the new Visitor & Research Center opening in late 2012.Read More
Did You Know?
Descendants of Mesa Verde Ancestral Puebloans include the Hopi in Arizona, and the 19 Rio Grande pueblos of New Mexico: Taos, Picuris, Sandia, Isleta, San Juan, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Nambe, Tesuque, Jemez, Cochiti, Pojoaque, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, Laguna, Acoma, and Zuni.