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    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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    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 »

Fire Ban Lifted in Mesa Verde NP

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Date: September 17, 2009
Contact: Tessy Shirakawa, 970-529-4628

Mesa Verde Superintendent, Larry Wiese, in consultation with the park’s fire management staff, has lifted the fire ban that has been in effect since August 17, 2009. Recent September rains have lowered fire danger indices to below average levels for this time of the year. Effective September 17th, open fires or charcoal fires are no longer prohibited in Morefield Campground, Chapin Mesa Picnic Area or park residences. Park officials wish to thank park visitors and residents for their cooperation during the period of high fire danger in the park this summer.


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A view from Park Point overlook

Park Point, the highest elevation in the park (8427 ft/2569 m), has a 360 degree panoramic view that is considered one of the grandest in the country.