Winter Activities for 2013 - 2014
Winter in Mesa Verde National Park offers a wonderful opportunity for Nordic (Cross-country) skiing, snowshoeing and walking. Winter trails will be available once there is an appreciable amount of snow and the park has begun to groom the trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. (Please check the park's Hiking page for trails that are available before the snow falls and the winter trails are open.) For winter trails updates:
For information on specific winter activities in the park, please use the following links.
Winter Trails Updates:
Winter trail condition updates will be provided periodically as trails are groomed or checked. Please see the Winter Trails Condition Report Page for updates.
Snowshoes, snow grooming equipment, and other supplies for the winter activities program were partially funded by a generous grant from the National Park Foundation.
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.