Mesa Verde Lifts Park Fire Restrictions
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Mesa Verde National Park has lifted fire restrictions which have been in effect since June 29, 2013. "Over the past couple of weeks, we have had some significant rain showers across the park that have reduced the fire danger," stated Superintendent Cliff Spencer.
Due to recent fire history and early fire season weather trends which indicated the possibility of a severe fire season, the park received 'severity fire resources' for the peak of the fire season. These firefighting resources included fire trucks and personnel from Acadia National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, North Cascades National Park and the U.S. Forest Service.
"If the fire danger increases later in the season, restrictions may once again be implemented," stated Chief Ranger Farias.
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.