Mesa Verde National Park
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Mesa Verde National Park offers a dramatic glimpse into the history of the Ancestral Pueblo people who lived in the area between 600 AD to 1300 AD. Today, Mesa Verde, which translates to Green Table, preserves nearly 5,000 archeological sites, 600 of which are cliff dwellings. These are some of the most important and well-preserved archeological sites in the United States, and visitors are certain to be impressed by these amazing structures and historic remnants. The park's rich culture and impressive history is also complemented by the natural beauty of the landscape.
To learn more about Mesa Verde National Park, visit www.nps.gov.
Fees & Passes:
- Private Vehicle: $10 for 7 days (January 2 to May 26) / $15 for 7 days (May 27 to September 5)
- Motorcycle: $5 for 7 days (January 2 to May 26) / $8 for 7 days (May 27 to September 5)
- Per Person: $5 for 7 days (January 2 to May 26) / $8 for 7 days (May 27 to September 5)
- Mesa Verde National Park pass: $30 per year
- Purchase an annual pass for all national parks sites, $80
To learn more about park fees, click here.
Camping & Lodging
Full-service camping and services are open from early May to mid-October at the Morefield Campground and Village. Primitive camping is also offered seasonally. For more information about camping in the park, click here. Morefield Campground has 267 sites that range from $30-$40 per night per site. Reservations can be made online.
For visitors looking for lodging within the park, the Far View Lodge, which is located 15 miles from the park entrance and just six miles from the Spruce Tree House cliff dwelling and the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, is open mid-April to mid-October. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-449-2288 or online.