2022 Hours of Operation
The park is always open, except under emergency conditions. Sites, picnic areas, and most trails are open 8 am–sunset. Check the park's Facebook page for the most current information on closures.
Visitor & Research Center
Chapin Mesa Archeological MuseumClosed due to heating and cooling replacement, accessibility modifications, and renovations. For more information see Closures.
Hiking TrailsHiking trails do not close, except under emergency conditions. Wetherill Mesa, including hiking trails, is closed nightly and seasonally. See current hours below.
Cliff Dwelling Tours
Most cliff dwellings can only be visited on a ticketed tour with a ranger. Tours are offered May 1 to October 22, 2022. Tickets are required and are available online 14 days in advance of tour. Read more about Cliff Dwelling Tours and buy tickets on Recreation.gov.
Evening ProgramsDue to short staffing, we are unable to offer regular evening programs this summer.
Please see the Cultural Dances and Demonstrations page for information on special events. Information about special events will also be posted at the park entrance station and in the campground.
Wetherill MesaOpen daily 8 am to 6 pm, last entry at 4:30 pm
May 1 to October 22, Weather permitting early and late in the season.
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.
Wetherill Mesa Information Kiosk
Open 9 am-4 pm (May 1 to October 22, 2022)
Open 9 am-3 pm, last entry 2:45 pm (May 1 to May 21, 2022)
Food & Lodging
Lodging, dining, and gift shops are operated by Aramark, the official park concessionaire. Follow the links for more information on restaurants, the Far View Lodge, Morefield Campground, and Aramark's Visit Mesa Verde page.
Last updated: August 2, 2022