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 »
Winter Trail Conditions Update
Welcome to the Mesa Verde National Park winter trails update. Trails are groomed for skate skiing, classic skiing, and snowshoeing as snow and ranger schedules permit. Please see the trail updates below for current grooming conditions. If you need additional information, call the Mesa Verde Chief Ranger's Office at 970-529-4622.
For trail descriptions and information on the winter trails program please click here.
For current weather forecasts please visit the National Weather Service.
Morefield Area Snow Depth
Thank you for your interest in the Mesa Verde ski and snowshoe trail program. We're keeping our fingers crossed for a better snow year in 2014/2015.
Did You Know?
The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known.