Winter Trail Conditions Update

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.

Date: 12/11/2018

The Meadow Bliss trail and campground loops were roller packed on 12/4 and 12/5 with a packed base of 6 inches. The Cottontail snowshoe trail was snowmobile packed on 12/5, as well. The signage is not up for the snowshoe trail but the snowmobile track should be relatively easy to follow. Snowshoeers are also welcome on the Meadow and Campground loops, if you use the trails please stay off any established ski tracks. The Prater Canyon and Wetherill Mesa areas are ungroomed, and the Cliff Palace loop is closed to vehicle traffic but the snow may be inconsistent.

The 10 day forecast does not include any significant snow accumulation. We will not be grooming the trails until additional snow is received, as grooming may cause snow to melt more quickly. All trails may be icy in the mornings and soft/slushy in the afternoon. Rangers have asked that you please consider not skiing on warm afternoons as this may also contribute to faster snow melt.

Happy Skiing!

Last updated: December 11, 2018

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