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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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  • 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


  • Mesa Verde Cancels 2020 Holiday Open House and Luminaria

    September 16, 2020 | 2:49 pm

    Due to the continued concerns of COVID-19, Mesa Verde National Park is canceling the 2020 Holiday Open House and Luminaria event. “We regret having to cancel the Open House this year,” Cliff Spencer, Mesa Verde Superintendent said, “but feel doing so is in the best interests of the health of park visitors and our employees.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Finding of No Significant Impact Signed for Mesa Verde’s Mesa Top Loop Rehab Work

    August 19, 2020 | 12:59 pm

    A "Finding of No Significant Impact" was recently signed for the Mesa Top Loop roads improvement project. After consideration of the environmental assessment and public, tribal, and agency comments, the finding concludes that the project will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lighting Causes Entrance Fire in Mesa Verde

    July 22, 2020 | 11:37 am

    The Entrance Fire was reported to Mesa Verde Dispatch on July 21, 2020 at approximately 4:15 pm. This lighting caused fire is located near the trailer parking lot at the entrance of the park. As of the morning of July 22, 2020, this fire is approximately 1.5 acres.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lighting Causes Morefield Fire in Mesa Verde

    June 28, 2020 | 3:57 pm

    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: The fire was contained at 46 acres.

    Read more at nps.gov


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

    June 19, 2020 | 12:31 pm

    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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fire Restrictions in Effect Starting May 24, 2020

    May 21, 2020 | 8:26 pm

    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.

    Read more at nps.gov