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Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Mesa Verde National Park is open through the holiday season, with limited services on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. On both days, the park road and overlooks are open, but visitor facilities are closed for the day. Specifics are listed by location below.
The Visitor Center: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day, December 26, and New Year's Day.
The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum and the Museum bookstore are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Spruce Tree House, the park's best preserved cliff dwelling, opens for free ranger-guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.daily, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Check with the ranger at the information desk for tour details.
The Mesa Top Loop, a 6 mile self-guided driving tour that stops at a series of stabilized archeological sites that illustrate the changes in Ancestral Pueblo life and architecture over time, is open every day until sunset, weather permitting.
The Spruce Tree Terrace café, operated by the park's concessioner, Aramark, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. A limited food and drinks menu is available.