Mesa Verde National Park Plans a Phased Reopening Starting May 24, 2020.
The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, the park will open at 9:00 am on Sunday, May 24. Access within the park will be as follows:
These Areas and Facilities Are Open as of May 24, 2020
While the above areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy starting at 9:00 am, Sunday, May 24, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. Conditions may change quickly, which could affect facilities and services.
As Mesa Verde continues to have limited operations due to COVID-19, some facilities may not be available, and staffing may be limited. Visitors should adjust their expectations accordingly and should practice social distancing, personal hygiene, and other behaviors to avoid infection in public areas. When recreating, please follow local area health orders, such as Montezuma County COVID-19 Information and Resources or Colorado Department of Health and Environment. The CDC has also offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Please practice Leave No Trace principles and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities. Visitors should not rely upon site staff to ensure their protection from contagious disease.
These Areas Remain Closed Until Further Notice
For additional information, public health precautions, and helpful local public health resources, visit our Operational Update Page.
Last updated: May 21, 2020