A Sacred Place

For over 700 years, the Ancestral Pueblo people built thriving communities on the mesas and in the cliffs of Mesa Verde. Today, the park protects the rich cultural heritage of 26 Pueblos and Tribes and offers visitors a spectacular window into the past. This World Heritage Site and International Dark Sky Park is home to over a thousand species, including several that live nowhere else on earth.

An ancestral stone-masonry village tucked into a natural cliff alcove surrounded by snowy forest

Winter at Mesa Verde

A wintry view of Cliff Palace

A stone masonry village under a sandstone alcove and behind snow-covered firs

Spring at Mesa Verde

Planning a visit in spring

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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Fees and Passes

Information on the park entrance fee, Mesa Verde Annual Pass, and America the Beautiful passes. Learn how to purchase online!

Two trails converge under a Douglas fir, with stone steps climbing to the left

Hike Mesa Verde

Learn more about hiking in Mesa Verde National Park

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App, audio tour, and podcast

Download the park app, audio tours, and podcasts before your visit, or to learn more about Mesa Verde from home!

Last updated: February 8, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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