Since most visitors spend a great deal of time outdoors during a visit to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll want to be prepared for the weather. Use the chart and links below for weather information before your trip. Daily forecasts are available in the park at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center and the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.
During the winter, the weather is usually mild, however, snowstorms can occur as late as May and as early as October. June through September are warm to hot, with cool evenings. Daytime summer temperatures can reach into the 90's, so be sure to bring and DRINK plenty of water. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in July and August.
NOTE: All temperatures are measured in Fahrenheit and all precipitation is measured in inches.
PAST WEATHER SUMMARIES
Did You Know?
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.