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 26 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.

Summer at Mesa Verde
Summer at Mesa Verde

Learn more about what to do when visiting Mesa Verde this summer.

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Annular Eclipse 2023

Learn about the October 14, 2023 annular eclipse at Mesa Verde, including viewing stations, parking locations, and safety information.

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Hours of Operation & Visitor Services

Find out what's open and when

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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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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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Cliff Dwelling Tour Tickets

Learn about cliff dwelling tours and how to buy tickets

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Visiting with Pets

Learn about visiting Mesa Verde with pets

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

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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: September 20, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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