Welcome to the Mesa Verde National Park winter trails update. Trails are groomed for skate skiing, classic skiing, and snowshoeing as snow and ranger schedules permit. Please see the trail updates below for current grooming conditions. If you need additional information, call the Mesa Verde Chief Ranger's Office at 970-529-4622.
For trail descriptions and information on the winter trails program please click here.
For current weather forecasts please visit the National Weather Service.
Conditions in the park are still skiiable, but that is likely to change quickly this week as warm daytime temperatures melt the snow. The trails are likely to be icy and fast in the morning and sloppy in the afternoon. The location of the cross-country track on the campground area trails makes skate skiing impossible and creates difficult conditions for stopping when trails are icy. Please be carefully when you are out on the trails.
***The Cliff Palace Loop has been plowed for park maintenance operations and is no longer available for skiing and snowshoeing.***
Last updated: February 24, 2021