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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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Visitation Statistics

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.

 

Year

Park Visitors

1906

27

1910

250

1920

2,890

1930

16,741

1940

36,172

1950

88,184

1960

225,708

1970

527,207

1980

540,826

1985

656,271

1990

611,375

1991

678,075

1992

742,080

1993

666,056

1994

699,644

1995

680,833

1996

633,628

1997

648,596

1998

623,510

1999

656,023

2000

471,084

2001

537,474

2002

419,662

2003

454,742

2004

474,080

2005

518,458

2006

561,163

2007

565,989

2008

565,449

2009

562,146

2010

566,615

2011

572,329



Did You Know?

Mesa top pueblo at Far View Sites Complex

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.