Mesa Verde has several safety and project related closures in place. Learn more about what's currently closed, and why, below.

Facility & Area Closures

Wetherill Mesa
The Wetherill Mesa area of Mesa Verde National Park will be closed for the 2024 season to accommodate the continued construction of a new contact station in the Wetherill area. The prior structure was affected by a past fire and in need of replacement. The project will include demolition of the old structure, removal of the concrete and steel, and construction of the new station. There will be material staging, a construction zone, and large truck traffic on the narrow roadway causing the potential for visitor safety concerns.  

After much discussion regarding safety and the quality of visitor experience, the decision was made to not open Wetherill Mesa to the public in 2023, and as the construction project has not been completed the closure will extend through 2024. Read the full news release 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 or to submit a public comment on the Spruce Tree House Alcove Arch Stabilization Environmental Assessment.

Last updated: February 6, 2024

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Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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