While cliff dwelling tours do not begin until mid-April, many of the cliff dwellings can be viewed from a variety of overlooks, including Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House. Quieter than summer, but with more moderate temperatures than winter, spring is a wonderful time to experience the culture and nature protected at Mesa Verde National Park.
Note: Spring weather is variable at Mesa Verde with snow possible as late as April. All activities depend on road, trail, and weather conditions. Please check weather forecasts for the Mesa Verde area before you arrive and check with a park ranger at the Visitor and Research Center for current road and trail conditions.
Spring Break at Mesa Verde
IF YOU HAVE ONE HALF DAY OR LESS...
Plan to spend at least four hours at Mesa Verde. Two hours of this time will be spent driving in and out of the park.
IF YOU HAVE ONE FULL DAY...
You’ll have time for all the half-day activities, plus:
IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE DAY...
You’ll have time for all the full-day activities, plus:
Last updated: March 8, 2018