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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Mesa Verde National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Mesa Verde National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Colorado and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Mesa Verde National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Colorado and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Mesa Verde National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Colorado and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 23, 2021
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Mesa Verde National Park News

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  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • REVISED Mesa Verde National Park Invites Public Comment on Proposed Spruce Tree House Alcove Arch Stabilization

    December 16, 2021 | 5:09 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) is in the planning phases of a proposed project to stabilize the sandstone arch at the front of the Spruce Tree House cliff dwelling alcove at Mesa Verde National Park (MVNP). The proposed stabilization would not include any alteration of the cliff dwelling structures within the alcove.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mesa Verde National Park 2021 Holiday Open House Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

    December 9, 2021 | 12:28 pm

    Due to public safety concerns, Mesa Verde National Park has cancelled the Holiday Open House and Luminaria scheduled for Thursday, December 9.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mesa Verde National Park Invites Public Comment on Proposed Spruce Tree House Arch Stabilization

    December 3, 2021 | 8:31 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) is in the planning phases of a proposed project to stabilize the sandstone arch at the front of the Spruce Tree House (STH) cliff dwelling alcove at Mesa Verde National Park (MVNP). As part of this process, we are initiating a 30-day comment period beginning on Monday, December 6th, 2021, on a range of preliminary concepts and the environment at MVNP that could be affected by this proposed project.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mesa Verde National Park 2021 Holiday Open House is December 9

    November 8, 2021 | 3:42 pm

    Please join Mesa Verde staff in celebrating our Holiday Open House and Luminaria event on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm. Attendance to the Holiday Open House is free. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mesa Verde National Park Begins Trespass Livestock Operations

    October 8, 2021 | 12:05 pm

    Mesa Verde National Park has begun operations to relocate trespass livestock from the park, an effort the National Park Service developed with public input over several years. The Colorado Chapter of the National Mustang Association is assisting the park by providing volunteers, planning, and logistical support for these operations.   

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Kayci Cook Collins Selected as Superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument

    July 29, 2021 | 11:37 am

    The National Park Service announces the selection of Kayci Cook Collins as the new superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mesa Verde National Park Certified as 100th International Dark Sky Park

    April 5, 2021 | 8:22 am

    Mesa Verde National Park celebrates certification as the 100th International Dark Sky Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mesa Verde to Conduct Prescribed Fire

    January 26, 2021 | 9:19 am

    Mesa Verde National Park is planning to implement a prescribed fire between January 31 – February 28, 2021, weather permitting. The Chapin Mesa area prescribed fire is being conducted to dispose of material created during fuel reduction projects from last summer.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Anonymous Tip Leads to Discovery of Human Remain at Mesa Verde

    September 18, 2020 | 12:51 pm

    An anonymous tip submitted to the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch led to the discovery of human remains in a remote area of Mesa Verde National Park. The presumptive identity of the remains is that of Mitchell Dale Stehling who went missing in the park on June 9, 2013.

    Read more at nps.gov