Fire Restrictions in Effect
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 »
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.)
Summer/Fall 2014 Visitor Guide, (May 23 to November 1, 2014)
Spring 2014 Visitor Guide, (March 8 to May 22, 2014)
Winter 2013-2014 Visitor Guide, (November 3, 2013 to March 7, 2014)
Did You Know?
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.