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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 »
Mesa Verde Will Waive Entrance Fees on Veteran’s Day Weekend, 2012
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Mesa Verde National Park will be joining all 398 national park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Veteran's Day Weekend in recognition of current and former servicemen and -women.
"In honor of veterans, entry to Mesa Verde National Park will be free on Veteran's Day Weekend," stated Cliff Spencer, Superintendent. "We are proud of our men and women who have played such an important part in defending our freedoms."
All visitors who arrive at Mesa Verde National Park on Veteran's Day Weekend, November 10 to 12, 2012, will be allowed free entry into the park. Regular entrance fees will be collected for any additional days spent in the park beyond Veteran's Day Weekend.
For more information about the waiving of fees at Mesa Verde National Park on Veteran's Day, please call 970-529-4465. For information on NPS battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate the service of American veterans please visit the NPS web site at www.nps.gov/pub_aff/veterans/honor.htm. For information on visiting Mesa Verde National Park, please go to the park's Plan Your Visit page, or call 970-529-4465.
The fee free waiver does not include other fees collected in advance or by contractors-such as fees charged for camping, reservations, tours and use of concessions. To find other national park sites near you, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm.
Did You Know?
Ninety percent of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings contain 10 rooms or less. One-third have only one or two rooms. This should help to put the more famous cliff dwellings of Cliff Palace (150 rooms), Long House (150 rooms), Spruce Tree House (130 rooms), and Balcony House (40 rooms) into perspective.