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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Entrance Fee-Free Days in 2014

Mesa Verde National Park, along with all National Park Service sites, will waive its entrance fee as part of a nationwide initiative to encourage everyone to visit their national park. This year, the entrance fee-free days are:

January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 15 to 17 Presidents Day Weekend
April 19 to 20 National Park Week's Opening Weekend
August 25 National Park Service Birthday
September 27 National Public Lands Day
November 11 Veterans Day

Did You Know?

View of mesas

The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known.