Mesa Verde has a number of safety and project related closures in place. Learn more about what's currently closed, and why, below.
Starting in mid-August, visitors should plan for up to 30-minute delays between mile 1.6 and 3.2 from the park entrance at US 160. Please allow extra time to reach your tour and other destinations within the park.
Mesa Top Loop Road
The Mesa Top Loop is currently closed for road work and the addition of a bike lane. The closure will be in effect until work is completed.
Cliff Palace Loop Road
The Cliff Palace Loop Road has reopened. However, work is still being done in some areas. The Loop will be open to visitor traffic between 8 am and 5 pm through at least August 10th. The 5 pm closure allows contractors to complete construction work in the evening and early morning hours.
Chapin Mesa Museum
The Chapin Mesa Museum is currently closed for renovations, including installation of a new HVAC system and accessibility ramps. The park is also in the middle of a multi-year collaborate process to redesign the museum's exhibits ahead of the centennial of the museum's opening in 1925. Read more about Museum Renovations here.
Spruce Tree House
Spruce Tree House has been closed to visitors since 2015, due to a danger of rock fall. Visitors can view Spruce Tree House from overlooks behind the Chapin Mesa Museum in the Park Headquarters area. The National Park Service is working on a project to stabilize the arch so that the site may be reopened. Follow the links to read more about the closure of Spruce Tree House and the project to stabilize the arch.
Last updated: August 9, 2022