Winter is a wonderful time to visit Mesa Verde National Park. Although cliff dwelling tours are over for the season, many cliff dwellings can be viewed from overlooks. Step back in time and drive the Mesa Top Loop road to explore 700 years of Ancestral Pueblo history; visit the Museum to see a turkey-feather boot worn long ago; and view Spruce Tree House surrounded by winter snow. For more information, download the Winter Visitor Guide.
Winter Recreational Activities for 2019-2020
Winter in Mesa Verde can also offer a wonderful opportunity for Nordic (Cross-country) skiing, snowshoeing and walking. Winter trails will be available once there is an appreciable amount of snow and the park has begun to groom the trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. (Please check the park's Hiking page for trails that are available before the snow falls and the winter trails are open.)
For winter trails updates:
Snowshoes, snow grooming equipment, and other supplies for the winter activities program were partially funded by a generous grant from the National Park Foundation.
Last updated: December 5, 2019