Fire Restrictions Lifted
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:
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.
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.