• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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February 11, 2015
Free Entrance to Mesa Verde National Park February 14 to 16
Mesa Verde National Park and all 405 national parks across the country will waive entrance fees for Presidents Day weekend, Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16, to honor our nation's leaders and their accomplishments.

January 29, 2015
Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe Event Canceled
Due to insufficient snowfall and unseasonably warm temperatures, all activities on February 1, 2015 for the Mesa Verde Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe event have been canceled.

January 23, 2015
Updates to Spring Schedules at Cliff Palace to Allow Preservation Work
Due to the complexity of preservation work to be completed at Cliff Palace this spring, Superintendent Cliff Spencer has announced that the site will not open for ranger-guided tours until Friday, May 22, 2015.

January 20, 2015
CANCELED - Mesa Verde Winter Festival Events
Due to insufficient snowfall and unseasonably warm temperatures, all activities on January 24, 2015 for the Mesa Verde Winter Festival have been canceled.

January 12, 2015
Mesa Verde National Park Accepting Applications for Bicycle Rental Operation
Mesa Verde National Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer announced today that the park will begin accepting applications for a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) for bicycle rental operations on Wetherill Mesa in Mesa Verde National Park. The operation will also include stroller and wheelchair rentals.

January 05, 2015
Changes at Wetherill Mesa in Summer 2015
Visiting Wetherill Mesa in 2015 will involve a different set of opportunities than in years past, according to Mesa Verde National Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer.

December 24, 2014
Mesa Verde to Conduct Prescribed Fire on Chapin Mesa
Mesa Verde National Park is planning to implement a prescribed fire the week of January 5, weather permitting. The Chapin Mesa area prescribed fire is being conducted to dispose of material created during fuel reduction projects from this summer.

December 22, 2014
Preservation Work at Cliff Palace Impacts Spring Ranger-guided Tour Schedules
Schedules for ranger-guided tours of Cliff Palace will very likely be reduced next spring due to essential preservation work on the famous cliff dwelling.

December 17, 2014
Mesa Verde National Park Holiday Schedule
Mesa Verde National Park is open through the holiday season, with limited services on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. On both days, the park road and overlooks are open, but visitor facilities are closed for the day. More specifics inside....

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