Mesa Verde National Park

Area

Overview

  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Size

    53681.39 acres

Contact Information

Description

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 AD 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.

Allowed Activities
Birdwatching
Sightseeing
Hiking
Photography
Wildlife Watching
Cross Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Tent Camping
Rv Camping
Rules & Regulation
No Unmanned Aircrafts
Dogs On Leash

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Mesa Verde National Park has accessibility limitations for people with vision, hearing or mobility impairments. Visitors encounter rugged terrain at an elevation of 7,000 to 8,500 feet. Steep cliffs, deep canyons and narrow trails can be a danger to all visitors. Persons with heart or respiratory ailments may have breathing problems at this altitude. Wheelchairs with wide rim wheels are recommended on trails.

More information is available on Mesa Verde's website.