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 »
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
January to early March, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm*
*The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
The museum is located on Chapin Mesa, 20 miles from the park entrance.
Did You Know?
Contrary to popular belief, the Ancestral Puebloan people of Mesa Verde did not disappear. They migrated south to New Mexico and Arizona, and became today’s modern pueblo people.