Blind / Low Vision
Mesa Verde National Park is accessible, with assistance, to our guests with visual impairment. However, we do not recommend visiting Cliff Palace, Balcony House, or Long House tours. Each of these sites has ladders, steep cliffs, rough footing, and other hazards to be negotiated in a short time. Service dogs can accompany their owners into Spruce Tree House or the self-guided sites on Wetherill Mesa. (The Wetherill Mesa sites are only open during the summer months.)
Many artifacts like potsherds, cordage, bone tools, and other items are available for tactile investigation upon request at the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.
Did You Know?
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.