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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Lighting Causes Morefield Fire in Mesa Verde

A 46 acre wildfire is burning near Morefield Canyon. This fire is located in the southeast part of the park, about a mile from Ute Mountain Ute boundary and approximately 5 miles southeast of Morefield Campground. (UPDATE 06/30/2020: The fire is holding at 46 acres )

NEWS RELEASE Mesa Verde National Park Moving to Extreme Fire Danger Level

Due to continued hot and dry weather conditions, Mesa Verde will be moving into Extreme Fire Danger on Monday, June 22, 2020. Due to the increased fire danger level, the park will close many of its hiking trails until the fire danger in the park becomes less severe.

Fire Restrictions in Effect Starting May 24, 2020

Persistent drought and dry weather conditions have resulted in extremely dry vegetation throughout the park. Because of the critical fire danger, fire restrictions take effect starting Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Mesa Verde National Park is Beginning to Increase Recreational Access

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Mesa Verde National Park is increasing recreational access and services on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

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West Los Angeles Group at Mesa Verde National Park.

Photographer: Howard Strauss
Donor: Howard Strauss
Original: Photographic print, returned to donor after scanning.
Credit: Howard Strauss Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Strauss 021

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