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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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?

Cliff Palace in the snow

Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. It has 150 rooms, plus an additional 75 open areas. Twenty-one of the rooms are kivas, and 25 to 30 rooms have residential features. The number of Ancestral Puebloans living in Cliff Palace at any one time was 100 to 120.