Shots Fired in Mesa Verde National Park
Contact: Sue Johnson-Erner, 970-529-4612
On February 24, 2011, during late evening or early morning hours, the entrance station to Mesa Verde National Park was vandalized. A person or persons fired multiple shots at the entrance station. Damage is estimated at more than $2,000.
Cliff Spencer, Superintendent stated, "This damage to public property is unacceptable and we ask the public for any information they may have regarding the responsible party."
If you have any information that may assist in this investigation, please contact Park Ranger Tim Wilkinson at 970-529-4621
Did You Know?
On a snowy December day in 1888, while ranchers Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason searched Mesa Verde’s canyons for stray cattle, they unexpectedly came upon Cliff Palace for the first time. The following year, the Wetherill brothers and Mason explored an additional 182 cliff dwellings.