Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.

Mesa Verde National Park Info


Mesa Verde National Park

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News

Mesa Verde National Park 2019 Holiday Hours

Mesa Verde National Park would like to wish Happy Holidays to all our visitors. Though the Visitor and Research Center, along with the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum will be closed on December 24, 25 and January 1, the park will remain open, weather permitting. Visitors will be able to enjoy the Mesa Top Loop drive, the Spruce Tree House Overlook near the museum and the upper portion of the Petroglyph Point Trail.

Mesa Verde to Conduct Prescribed Fire this Winter

Mesa Verde National Park is planning to implement a prescribed fire between January 13 to March 29, 2020, weather permitting. The Chapin Mesa area prescribed fire is being conducted to dispose of material created during fuel reduction projects from last summer. 

Mesa Verde National Park Invites Public Comment on the Mesa Top Loop Roads

The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is considering a project which would rehabilitate the Mesa Top Loop, Cliff Palace Loop and Sun Temple Loop roads. , improve physical accessibility at adjacent overlooks, improve sidewalks and parking areas, replace the current Visitor and Research Center intersection, and possibly widen the two-way sections of Mesa Top Loop and Sun Temple Loop roads to accommodate a bike lane. A 30-day public comment period on the preliminary concept is open through January 30, 2020.

Mesa Verde National Park Photos

Road trip in Colorado, USA

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Road trip in Colorado, USA

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Mesa Verde NP Landscape

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Mesa Verde NP Landscape

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what a landscape and what a trip
mind blowing that they can climb up and build there homes in these cliffs.

Mesa Verde NP Landscape

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Mesa Verde NP Landscape

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Leaving Mesa Verde NP

The beauty and vastness of Mesa Verde National Park

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The beauty and vastness of Mesa Verde National Park

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Home of the Pueblo
Its just amazing to see how they built there homes in the cliffs. Its an honor to visit these holy and sacred sites.

the Cliff dwellings

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the Cliff dwellings

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Mesa Verde National Park contains over 5000 archeological
Thank you National Park Service!

the Cliff dwellings

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the Cliff dwellings

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Mesa Verde National Park contains over 5000 archeological
Thank the Park Service!

Mesa Verde National Park

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Mesa Verde National Park

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The Cliff Dwellings from afar
Its incredible to imagine how the Peublo figured how to survive, to climb, to build.
So thankful for our Park Service to preserve this history.