Your Dollars At Work
Mesa Verde National Park is a participant in the Interagency Recreational Fee Demonstration Program. The program authorizes participating parks to keep 80% of the entrance fees collected. These funds have been and will continue to be used for backlogged maintenance, repair projects, interpretation and education, signage, and natural and historical resource preservation. The remaining 20% is distributed to parks that are not part of the program but have similar needs, and other service-wide initiatives.
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.