Protecting against COVID-19
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Park Service has worked closely with public health officials to use the best science to guide our decision making. Operations at Mesa Verde look a little different this year. We thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we all continue to do our best to protect ourselves and our communities.
-Face masks are required inside buildings and where social distancing cannot be maintained.
-The Visitor & Research Center and Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum remain closed to visitors.
-Tour operations will be modified to improve safety, with reduced numbers to improve distancing between family groups.
Road work will be active throughout the park this season. Due to road construction, the Cliff Palace Loop will be closed through mid June, and the Mesa Top Loop will be closed mid June to late October. Please allow extra time to reach your destination, drive slowly, and be alert to workers and heavy equipment.
Winter Storm Conditions
Winter storm conditions occasionally force the closure of the park road until ploughing operations can be safely completed. Winter storms are possible beween September and May, but are most frequent December through March. Please check Mesa Verde's Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on road conditions and temporary closures.
Last updated: April 27, 2021