2020 Visitor Services and Interpretive Programs

 
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Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center

(currently closed until further notice)

Parking lot and restrooms
Mesa Verde Museum Association Store
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

*The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
 

Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

(currently closed until further notice)


*The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
 

Morefield Ranger Station

January 2 to May 23
May 24 to September 5
September 6 to December 31
Closed
Closed
Closed
 

Concessions

For hours and information on concessions such as lodging, camping, and restaurants, go to Eating & Sleeping.

 
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RANGER-GUIDED TOURS
of Balcony House, Cliff Palace, and Long House


(Cliff dwellings are closed and tours are canceled until further notice. We will continue to reevaluate as conditions change.)
 

Balcony House Tours (ticket required)

(Purchase tickets online at recreation.gov. When you arrive, pick up your ticket at the Visitor & Research Center, Morefield Ranger Station, Museum, or the Durango Welcome Center.)

January 2 to May 23 Closed
May 24 to August 15 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; every 1/2 hour
August 16 to September 6 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; every hour
September 7 to September 26 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm
September 27 to December 31 Closed
 

Cliff Palace Tours (ticket required)

(Purchase tickets online at recreation.gov. When you arrive, pick up your ticket at the Visitor & Research Center, Morefield Ranger Station, Museum, or the Durango Welcome Center.)

January 2 to May 23
May 24 to September 6
September 7 to October 17
October 18 to December 31
Closed
9:00 am to 6:00 pm; every 1/2 hour
9:00 am to 5:00 pm; every hour
Closed
 

Long House Tour on Wetherill Mesa (ticket required)

(Purchase tickets online at recreation.gov. When you arrive, pick up your ticket at the Visitor & Research Center, Morefield Ranger Station, Museum, or the Durango Welcome Center.)

May 24 to August 15
August 16 to October 17
October 18 to December 31
9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm
Closed

 
 
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WETHERILL MESA

(Wetherill Mesa is closed until further notice)
 
Wetherill Mesa will offer seasonal opportunities. Be sure to pick up a Wetherill Mesa Visitor Guide when you arrive. It will contain a map and information about the best way to visit this part of the park.

 

SUMMER - Closed Until Further Notice

FALL - Closed Until Further Notice

LATE FALL - October 18 to October 31 (earlier if weather conditions close the road)

Wetherill Mesa may be open self-guided only (no services or cliff dwelling tours). The 5-mile, paved Long House Loop and other existing trails are open for hiking and/or bicycle riding. The Long House, Kodak House, and Nordenskiold #16 cliff dwellings can be viewed from overlooks. The Wetherill Mesa Road is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
 
 
 
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Backcountry Hikes and Special Tours (ticket required)

(Cliff dwellings are closed and tours are canceled until further notice. We will continue to reevaluate as conditions change.)
 
Balcony House Sunrise Tour
June 20 at 5:15 am
June 21 at 5:15 am
September 21 at 6:00 am
September 22 at 6:00 am
Mug House
May 27 to October 9 at 9:30 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Cliff Palace Early Bird Tour
May 24 to September 6
Daily at 8:00 am

Square Tower House
May 26 to October 11 at 8:00 am
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Cliff Palace Twilight Tour
May 24 to July 18, nightly at 7:15 pm
July 19 to September 6, nightly at 6:45 pm
Spring House
May 30, September 5, and September 12
at 8:00 am
 
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Last updated: September 11, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Phone:

970-529-4465

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