The park is open every day of the year. The park occasionally has to close in the winter time due to snow storms. The busiest months of the year are July and August. The second week in August is traditionally the busiest week of the entire year with as many as 3,000 people a day entering the park. Some of the slowest winter days will see less than 50 people in the park.
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.