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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Things To Know Before You Come

Collage of four seasons at Mesa Verde
 

Use the tips on the following pages to plan a late spring, summer, or early fall visit. The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum and Spruce Tree House are open nearly all year (only closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day). But some areas including Wetherill Mesa and overnight accommodations are closed during the winter months. Be sure to check the park's seasonal Visitor Guides and the Operating Hours and Seasons page for details on services available during your visit.

Did You Know?

The north courtyard of Balcony House

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.