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.

A stone masonry village and tower in a sandstone alcove with a canyon beyond

Summer at Mesa Verde

Plan your summertime visit to Mesa Verde

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Plan Your Visit

All the information you need to help plan your visit to Mesa Verde

The view from inside a cliff dwelling, looking out over ancient masonry rooms to the canyon beyond

Hours of Operation & Visitor Services

Find out what's open and when

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Fall Off-Season at Mesa Verde

Are you planning to visit during the late fall or early winter? See what's available during your visit.

The moon rises into a dark sky full of stars above a sandstone cliff containing an ancestral village

Mesa Verde Star Party

Celebrate Mesa Verde's Dark Skies

Eight Pueblo dances dressed in regalia stand in the plaza in front of an ancestral site

Cultural Dances and Demonstrations

Learn about cultural dances, performances, and demonstrations by members of many of the Pueblos and Tribes with connections to Mesa Verde.

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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!

Last updated: September 1, 2022

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park , CO 81330



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