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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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Brochures and Publications

Below are some helpful publications for planning a visit to Mesa Verde National Park. (To get the Free Adobe Reader, which is required to read the pdf files, click here.)

Visitor Guides

Summer/Fall 2014 Visitor Guide, (May 23 to November 1, 2014)
11 1/4" x 13 3/4" newspaper format, (pdf, 2 mb)

Spring 2014 Visitor Guide, (March 8 to May 22, 2014)
8 1/2 " x 14" (pdf, 445 kb)

Winter 2013-2014 Visitor Guide, (November 3, 2013 to March 7, 2014)
8 1/2" x 14" (pdf, 490 kb)

Did You Know?

Kiva courtyard at Spruce Tree House

A subterranean kiva remained 50 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. So for the Ancestral Puebloans, it stayed cool in the summer, and only a small fire was needed to keep it warm in the winter.