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June 27, 2017
Fire Restrictions in Effect Starting July 1, 2017
Recent hot, dry, and breezy weather has resulted in extremely dry vegetation fuels throughout the park. Because of the very high fire danger, fire restrictions will take effect on July 1, 2017.

June 20, 2017
Traditional Hopi Dances, July 1-2, 2017
On Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, the Lomayestewa Family of Shungopovi Village, Second Mesa, Arizona will perform traditional Hopi dances at the Visitor and Research Center in Mesa Verde National Park. Performances begin at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

June 02, 2017
“We are particular to preserve....”: The Wetherills and their Archaeological Investigations at Mesa Verde and Beyond
Harvey Leake, great-grandson of John Wetherill, will discuss the activities of his ancestors and their archaeological investigations in the area on Friday, June 16, at 7:00 pm at the Visitor and Research Center, located at the entrance of Mesa Verde National Park. This program is part of the 2017 Four Corner Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

May 31, 2017
"Wild World of Wildflowers"
Join Tova Spector on an adventure into the “Wild World of Wildflowers," part of the 2017 Four Corners Lecture Series. The program is on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center.

May 25, 2017
Mesa Verde Celebrates Wildflower Week June 4 to 10
Mesa Verde National Park invites you to join park staff and volunteers in celebrating the beauty of the park’s native wildflowers during Wildflower Week, June 4 through 10, 2017.

May 24, 2017
Artist in Residence Brad Bachmeier to Host Free Program at Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park invites you to join us on May 26, 2017 at the Far View Lodge Library at 7:00 pm for a presentation from Brad Bachmeier, the current Artist in Residence for the park. Mr. Bachmeier will discuss his unique approach to ceramic arts and show examples of his work. This event is free and open to the public.

April 11, 2017
Watercolor Artist Larry Hughes to be Mesa Verde National Park’s First Artist in Residence for 2017
Watercolor painter Larry Hughes will serve as Mesa Verde National Park’s Artist in Residence from May 1 through May 13, 2017. Larry will offer two free programs during his residency -- the first on May 11 in Parque de Vida in Cortez, and the second, on May 12 in Mesa Verde National Park.

March 16, 2017
Mesa Verde Offers Free Winter Ecology Hike March 24
Mesa Verde National Park invites you to join Park Ecologist, Tova Spector, on an “End of Winter Wildflower Walk” on Friday, March 24, beginning at 10 a.m. The guided hike is free, but advance sign-up is required.

March 15, 2017
Mesa Verde Selects Artists in Residence for 2017
The 2017 Mesa Verde National Park Artists in Residence (AIR) have been selected. Each artist will offer a free public program in the park during their residency.

February 17, 2017
Mesa Verde National Park Receives Field Trip Grant From the National Park Foundation
Mesa Verde National Park has been selected, for a second year, to receive field trip grant funding from the National Park Foundation to support the “Every Kid in a Park” program.

February 06, 2017
Mesa Verde to Conduct Prescribed Fire Between February and March
Mesa Verde National Park is planning to implement a prescribed fire on Chapin Mesa between February 13 and March 13, weather permitting.

January 30, 2017
Mesa Verde Offers Free Winter Ecology Hike February 4
Park rangers will be leading a winter ecology guided hike focusing on animal tracks and signs at Mesa Verde National Park on Saturday, February 4, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

January 19, 2017
Mesa Verde National Park Increases Entrance Fees
Beginning January 2, 2017, entrance fees to Mesa Verde National Park have increased. Fees are good for entrance to Mesa Verde National Park for up to 7 days. Entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or holders of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, Senior, Access, Military, or Volunteer Passes or the Annual 4th Grade Pass. These passes may be obtained at the park.

January 06, 2017
Mesa Verde Offers Free Guided Hike January 21
Park Rangers will be leading a guided hike focusing on winter survival strategies used by the Ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde on Saturday, January 21, beginning at 11 a.m.

December 06, 2016
Mesa Verde National Park to Offer Free Admission on 10 Days in 2017
There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Mesa Verde National Park! The park will offer free admission on ten days in 2017.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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