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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Contact Public Affairs

Who Do I Contact for Information?


For news media related questions:

Public Information Officer
Mesa Verde National Park
PO Box 8
Mesa Verde, CO

Betty Lieurance
Phone: 970-529-4608

Carol Sperling
Phone: 970-529-4628

Email: Public Information Officer



For special or commercial use permit information:

Special Park Use Coordinator
Phone: 970-529-4612
Fax: 970-529-4637
Email: Special Park Use Coordinator


For general information about the park or help with trip planning:

Phone: 970-529-4465
Email: General Park Information

You can also find information online by going to Plan Your Visit or browsing the topics listed in the site index.

Did You Know?

Photograph of Cliff Palace, 1895 - 1900 by WH Jackson

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.