A Sacred Place

For over 700 years, the Ancestral Pueblo people built thriving communities on the mesas and in the cliffs of Mesa Verde. Today, the park protects the rich cultural heritage of 27 Pueblos and Tribes and offers visitors a spectacular window into the past. This World Heritage Site and International Dark Sky Park is home to over a thousand species, including several that live nowhere else on earth.

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Fees and Passes

Information on the park entrance fee, Mesa Verde Annual Pass, and America the Beautiful passes. Learn how to purchase online!

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Closures, Alerts, and Conditions

Fire, weather, construction, and emergencies can change conditions around the park at any time. Click this link for closures and more.

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Cliff Dwelling Tour Reservations

To enter all cliff dwellings you must have a reservation on a ranger-led tour. Learn more about our tours here.

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Operating Hours & Seasons

As the seasons change so do many of the operating hours. Get to know what will be available when you visit.

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Hike Mesa Verde

Learn more about hiking in Mesa Verde National Park

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Mesa Verde National Park is committed to providing inspiring experiences to people of all abilities.

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Visiting with Pets

Get important information about visiting the park with your pet(s), ways to keep them safe, and where to take them.

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Footprints of Our Ancestors

Watch the official Mesa Verde National Park film, which shows daily at the Mesa Verde Museum.

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App, audio tour, and podcast

Download the park app, audio tours, and podcasts before your visit, or to learn more about Mesa Verde from home!

Last updated: June 24, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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