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 »
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?
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.