Hours of Operation
The park is always open, except under emergency conditions. Sites, trails, and picnic areas are open 8 am–sunset.
Road WorkRoad work will be active throughout the park this season. Due to road construction, the Cliff Palace Loop will be closed through the summer. Please allow extra time to reach your destination, drive slowly, and be alert to workers and heavy equipment.
Visitor & Research Center
Bookstore, restrooms, Virtual Ranger Station, and parking lot are open. Park Rangers are available to answer questions from 9 am - 3 pm daily.
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Closed for renovations until further notice.
|Wetherill Mesa Information Kiosk||9 am – 4 pm|
|Step House (self-guided cliff dwelling)||9:15 am – 3:45 pm (last entry 3:30 pm|
The 5-mile, paved Long House Loop and other trails are open for hiking and bicycles. Long House, Kodak House, and Nordenskiold #16 cliff dwellings can be viewed from overlooks.
No bicycles or vehicles over 25 feet (8 m) or over 8,000 pounds (3,628 kg) GVW are allowed on the narrow, winding 12 mile (19 km) road to Wetherill Mesa. No food available at the Wetherill Kiosk this year.
Food & Lodging
Lodging, dining, and gift shops operated by Aramark, the official park concessionaire. For more information, see their website: Visit Mesa Verde.
|Far View Terrace
Gifts, café, and dining
|7 am–4 pm (May 10 to September 30)
Breakfast: 7 am–10 am
Lunch: 11 am–2pm
11 am–2 pm (October 1 to December 31)
|Far View Lodge
Lodging and dinner
|Lodging: May 1 to September 30
5-9:30 pm (May 27 to September 30)
Showers & Laundry available 24 hours
|Full service: May 1 to September 30
Off-season camping (no services):
October 1 to October 17
|Morefield Campground Store
Groceries and gifts
|7 am–7 pm (May 7 to September 12)
9 am–5 pm (September 13 to September 30)
|Knife Edge Café
Breakfast, at Campground Store
|7 am–10 am (May 27 to October 1)|
|Spruce Tree Terrace
Lunch and gifts
|Closed (May 1 to December 31)|
Last updated: October 13, 2021