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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park Winter Festival Cancelled

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Date: January 30, 2014
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608

Due to the extreme lack of snow this winter, Mesa Verde National Park is canceling its Winter Festival. With little to no snow in the forecast and almost no snow on the ground in Morefield Canyon, all activities on February 8 and 15 have been canceled. 

Should snow conditions in the park improve, rangers plan to groom the trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 

The park would like to thank everyone for their support and interest. We look forward to a better season next winter.  


Did You Know?

Cliff Palace in the snow

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.