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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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?

Baron Gustaf Nordenskiold

In 1891, Swedish scientist Gustaf Nordenskiold studied, explored, and photographed many of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings. Considered by many to be the first true archeologist at Mesa Verde, his book, "The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde," was the first extensive record of its cliff dwellings.