Summer at Mesa Verde

Cliff Palace, a stone built village, sits below the canyon rim.
Cliff Palace

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Summer is the busy season at Mesa Verde, when hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world come to Mesa Verde to explore and learn from this sacred landscape. Join a ranger for a tour into a cliff dwelling, camp out in Morefield Canyon, hike into Spruce Canyon, and marvel at a sky full of stars.

Cliff Dwelling Tours

While numerous cliff dwellings are visable from viewpoints and overlooks, advance tour tickets are required to go into the cliff dwellings. The 2023 Tour Season will run from May 14 through October 21. Tickets are available online 14 days in advance. For more information visit the page for Cliff Dwelling Tours.

Road Construction

Road construction will be active throughout the park this season. Please allow extra time to reach your destination, drive slowly, and be alert to workers and heavy equipment.

Plan Your Visit

Use the links below to help plan your visit to Mesa Verde.
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Cliff Dwelling Tour Tickets

Learn about cliff dwelling tours and how to buy tickets

The view from inside a cliff dwelling, looking out over ancient masonry rooms to the canyon beyond
Hours of Operation & Visitor Services

Find out what's open and when

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Plan Your Visit

All the information you need to help plan your visit to Mesa Verde

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Things to Do

Things to do at Mesa Verde

Last updated: May 17, 2023

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Contact Info

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PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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