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.
2013 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
The long awaited opening of the new Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center has arrived. Please stop in for park orientation... and more.Read More
Special Backcountry Hikes in 2013
Mesa Verde offers visitors opportunities in 2013 to learn more about the park through special hikes and tours. See what's available this year.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
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
Stay connected and learn what's happening in Mesa Verde National Park. Visit our new Facebook page.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
Artists-In-Residence for 2013
Check out this year's artists-in-residence. Discover when they are presenting their works and join them for their park presentations.Read More
Did You Know?
Ninety percent of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings contain 10 rooms or less. One-third have only one or two rooms. This should help to put the more famous cliff dwellings of Cliff Palace (150 rooms), Long House (150 rooms), Spruce Tree House (130 rooms), and Balcony House (40 rooms) into perspective.