Fire Restrictions in Effect
Due to recent hot, dry, and windy conditions, the park is currently at very high fire danger. The following fire restrictions are in effect: No open fires are permitted anywhere within the park. Smoking is only permitted inside an enclosed vehicle. More »
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?
Approximately 600 of the over 4700 archeological sites found in Mesa Verde National Park are cliff dwellings. Other sites include mesa top pueblos, farming terraces, towers, reservoirs, and check dams.