Fire Restrictions in Effect
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 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?
Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. It has 150 rooms, plus an additional 75 open areas. Twenty-one of the rooms are kivas, and 25 to 30 rooms have residential features. The number of Ancestral Puebloans living in Cliff Palace at any one time was 100 to 120.