Mesa Verde National Park- Information and Tips

Mesa Verde National Park is famous for its great ancient architecture quality of the ancestral Pueblo people, who constructed their homes so finely and perfectly beneath the impending cliffs and lived there from AD 600 to 1300.

The park is spread over 52,485 acres of land and is located near to Cortez city.

The literal meaning in Spanish of Mesa Verde is “Green Table” and the park is located in Montezuma Country, Colorado, U.S.A.

Mesa Verde National Park has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its enchanting pit houses, masonry towers, pueblos, and farming structures of the Ancestral Pueblo peoples.

Besides Mesa Verde, must-see sight consists of Cliff Palace, Long House and Balcony House.

Best time to visit

June to August

Summer is the best season to visit the Mesa Verde National Park. If you visit in the first two weeks of June or the last two weeks of August, then that time place will be not much crowded.

Things to carry

Following are the things to carry while visiting Mesa Verde national park. Please don’t litter.

Comfortable Clothing

In summer you can wear comfortable shorts and T-Shirts.


Carry sturdy boots with strong grips for hiking.

Hydration Park

Stay hydrated by carrying a hydration pack. Drink at least 0.5 to 1 litre of water.


Carry tent, sleeping bags, duct tape, a camp stove, firm rope, fuel, cable ties, a knife, and flashlights.

Along with the above items, do carry layered clothing, emergency kit, binoculars, camera, and bug spray.

Tip before Visiting

  • Explore the park early in the morning because as the day progresses, heat will increase till evening.
  • The morning will have a smaller crowd. So it is the best time to see the beauty of the park.
  • Do advanced booking for ranger-led tours.

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