Mesa Verde National Park News
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Mesa Verde National Park Successfully Removed 16 Trespass Horses
September 27, 2022 | 4:30 pm
Mesa Verde National Park successfully gathered a band of 16 feral/trespass horses for removal. The captured livestock will be available for future adoption through the National Mustang Association Colorado Chapter (NMACO). The operation occurred on Saturday, September 24. The entire band was gathered using low-stress capture and handling methods.
Traffic Delays Expected on Main Park Road
September 26, 2022 | 12:21 pm
Mesa Verde National Park advises, beginning September 26, visitors should plan for traffic delays of up to 30 minutes between mile 1.6 and 3.2 from the park entrance on US 160 due to road construction and rock scaling along this portion of the road. Rock scaling is performed periodically to address safety concerns posed by the presence of large rocks on an unstable slope next to the road.
Wetherill Mesa to Close on October 23, 2022
September 21, 2022 | 2:16 pm
Mesa Verde National Park announces an early closure of Wetherill Mesa. This seasonally open area of the park will close on October 23, a week earlier than anticipated, due to staffing shortages that could impact public safety.
Star Party Celebrates Mesa Verde National Park’s Dark Skies
September 1, 2022 | 2:30 pm
Mesa Verde National Park invites community members and park visitors to a Star Party at the Morefield Campground Amphitheater. The Star Party will be held from 7 to 9 pm on the night of Saturday, September 24th. This is National Public Lands Day, meaning that entry to the park is free all day.
Lighting Ignites Three Fires in Mesa Verde National Park
July 25, 2022 | 10:59 am
On the afternoon of Friday July 22nd, a dry lightning storm passed over Mesa Verde National Park starting three fires. While fire lookouts spotted the Long Fire and Moccasin Fire, an air attack plane spotted the third, the Soda Fire, with an infra-red camera on the return flight from mapping the Long Fire. The Long Fire, the largest of the three fires, was mapped at 24 acres Friday evening.
Mesa Verde National Park Fire Restriction Order Rescinded
June 24, 2022 | 3:44 pm
Mesa Verde National Park Fire Restriction Order Rescinded. Fires are allowed in designated campground fire rings. Use of cooking stoves is allowed. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are always prohibited on public lands.
Cliff Palace Road Construction Delayed in Mesa Verde National Park
June 24, 2022 | 11:06 am
Material availability issues have delayed completion of construction on the Cliff Palace Loop Road until mid to late July. There is no access during ongoing construction to sites along the Cliff Palace Loop Road, including Cliff Palace and Balcony House.
Traditional Hopi Dances at Mesa Verde National Park
June 22, 2022 | 10:57 am
On Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, the Lomayestewa Family of Shungopovi Village, Second Mesa, Arizona will perform traditional Hopi dances at the Visitor and Research Center in Mesa Verde National Park.
Mesa Verde National Park Fire Restriction Order
June 14, 2022 | 4:02 pm
Mesa Verde National Park enacts fire restrictions.
Mesa Verde National Park Invites Public Comment on Proposed Fire Management Plan
January 5, 2022 | 10:04 am
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to develop and implement a new fire management plan (FMP) for Mesa Verde National Park (MVNP) and Yucca House National Monument (YHNM) (“the parks”). The FMP is expected to consider wildland fire management practices, techniques, and tools including ground and aviation operations, suppression, and fire fuels management such as manual, mechanical, and prescribed fire treatments.