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 »
Mesa Verde National Park's Volunteer in the Park (VIP) Program
Volunteer opportunities at Mesa Verde vary according to the season and individuals skills and interests.
Things to Know Before Applying
Before applying as a volunteer to Mesa Verde National Park, please consider the following:
Volunteering at Other Federal and State Agencies
To find out about volunteering opportunities in many other federal and state agencies, visit www.volunteer.gov.
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.