2020 Visitor Services and Interpretive Programs

 

Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center

January 2 to April 11
April 12 to May 22
May 23 to September 6
September 7 to October 17
October 18 to December 31
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
7:30 am to 7:00 pm
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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

Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

January 2 to April 11
April 12 to September 6
September 7 to October 17
October 18 to December 31
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
8:00 am to 6:30 pm
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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

Morefield Ranger Station

(tentative)

January 2 to May 23
May 24 to September 7
September 8 to December 31
Closed
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm, daily
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

 

Balcony House Tours (ticket required)

(Purchase tickets at the Visitor & Research Center or Durango Welcome Center.)

January 2 to May 9 Closed
May 10 to May 22 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; every hour
May 23 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 at the Visitor & Research Center or Durango Welcome Center.)

January 2 to April 11
April 12 to May 22
May 23 to September 6
September 7 to October 17
October 18 to December 31
Closed
9:00 am to 5:00 pm; every hour
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 at the Visitor & Research Center or Durango Welcome Center.)

January 2 to May 21
May 22 to August 15
August 16 to October 17
October 18 to December 31
Closed
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

 

Morefield Campground Evening Program

May 22 to July 18
July 19 to September 6
9:00 pm
8:30 pm
 
 
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WETHERILL MESA

 
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 - May 22 to August 15

  • Wetherill Mesa Road*
    open 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Wetherill Mesa Information Kiosk
    open 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
  • Long House Tour** (ticket required)
    9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
  • Step House, self-guided,
    open 9:15 am to 3:45 pm

FALL - August 16 to October 17

  • Wetherill Mesa Road*
    open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Wetherill Mesa Information Kiosk
    open 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Long House Tour** (ticket required)
    9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm
  • Step House, self-guided
    open 9:15 am to 3:45 pm

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

Wetherill Mesa is 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)

(Reservations are available online at www.recreation.gov.)
 
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 8:00 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Cliff Palace Early Bird Tour
May 23 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 23 to July 18, nightly at 7:15 pm
July 19 to September 6, nightly at 6:45 pm
Spring House
May 23, May 30, September 5, and September 12
at 9:00 am
 
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Luminaria Holiday Open House



Thursday, December 10 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Last updated: January 7, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Phone:

(970) 529-4465

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