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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Fire Restrictions Lifted

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Date: July 23, 2012
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608

Effective Monday, July 16, Mesa Verde National Park lifted fire restrictions which have been in effect since June 20, 2012. "Over the past couple of weeks, we have had some significant rain showers across the park which has reduced the fire danger," stated Superintendent Cliff Spencer.

Mesa Verde is now in Stage 1 fire restrictions which means:

  • Campfires within designated fire rings in the Morefield Campground and picnic areas are permitted within the park.
  • Charcoal fires in fire grates or charcoal grills are permitted in Morefield Campground and the picnic area. Please make sure coals are out and cold before disposing of them.
  • Smoking is permitted within the park; please use caution.

Fireworks are prohibited in Mesa Verde National Park.

"If the fire danger increases later in the season, restrictions may once again be implemented," stated Superintendent Spencer.  


-NPS-

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.