Preserving Pueblo Heritage

Mesa Verde National Park was established in 1906 to preserve and interpret the archeological heritage of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from 600 to 1300 CE. Today, the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.

Ranger is leaning out of entrance station and speaking to person in a vehicle.

Fees and Passes

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

View of geologic feature rising above the valley at sunset.

What's Opened, What's Closed?

Be informed! Get updates on the phased reopening of Mesa Verde National Park before your visit to find out what is available.

Walkway toward the doors of a rock building with large glass buildings.

Virtual Ranger Station

Although the cliff dwellings are closed, there is still much to see and do. Use our Virtual Ranger Station to plan your visit to the park.

First courtyard and rooms in Balcony House cliff dwelling

Videos and Podcasts

Enjoy videos of Mesa Verde that both inform and inspire! Download the new, "A Pueblo Perspective" audio tour for the Mesa Top Loop Drive.

View of Spruce Tree House from across the canyon.


See the third largest cliff dwelling, Spruce Tree House, on the Mesa Verde webcam.

View snow covered park entrance sign.

Winter at Mesa Verde

Winter has arrived! If you are planning a visit this winter, learn what there is to see and do during this beautiful, peaceful time of year!

Last updated: January 28, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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