Plan Your Visit

A paved trail winds through scrub oak forest to an ancient stone masonry village built into a cliff alcove. The alcove above the village is illuminated with afternoon sunlight.
The trail to Step House (NPS)

  • Mesa Top Loop Drive Audio Tour: A Pueblo Perspective
    Use this link to download and listen along in your car as you drive the 6-mile (10km) Mesa Top Loop, or on your phone as you explore the ten stops along the way. You will join Park Ranger TJ Atsye from Laguna Pueblo, as she leads you along the footsteps left behind by her Pueblo ancestors.
  • Weather Check the current weather, and historical averages, to be informed before your visit.
  • Basic Information Find links to basic information for visiting the park, including directions, entrance fee, operating hours & seasons, and more.
  • Directions & Transportation
    Are you looking for Wetherill Mesa? Planning to visit to Cliff Palace or drive the Mesa Top Loop? Perhaps you just want to know how far it is to drive from the park entrance to see Spruce Tree House. A map might be just the thing you need.
  • Eating and Sleeping
    Learn where to eat, lodge, and camp in the park. A cafe is open year-round. Others, such as Far View Lodge, Morefield Campground, and additional restaurants are available in late-spring, summer, and early-fall.
  • Accessibility
    Mesa Verde National Park has some accessibility limitations for people with vision, hearing, or mobility impairments. Learn what these are and some of the special features that are available.
  • Field Trip Planning for Schools
    Are you a teacher planning a field-trip to Mesa Verde? Check out the field trip planning information before your school's visit.

Last updated: October 31, 2023

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PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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