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?
The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known.