Although the 2014 summer season began with hot, dry, breezy weather, welcomed rain showers in early August significantly reduced fire danger in the park.
Please see below for park updates on any fire restrictions or other fire related information.
Did You Know?
On a snowy December day in 1888, while ranchers Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason searched Mesa Verde’s canyons for stray cattle, they unexpectedly came upon Cliff Palace for the first time. The following year, the Wetherill brothers and Mason explored an additional 182 cliff dwellings.