Spring at Mesa Verde National Park

Hal Lott - April 15, 2023

A visit to Mesa Verde National Park can be a worthy early season activity.  At this amazing historic site, visitors can enjoy the indoor museum and tour ruins of dwellings constructed by Ancestrial Puebloans centuries ago.  This UNESCO™ World Heritage site is only about 45 minutes from downtown Durango.

What's Open

  • Visitor & Research Center and bookstore (open daily 8:30 am-4 pm)
  • Main Park Road
  • Spruce Tree House Overlook
  • Mesa Top Loop Road (open daily 8 am-sunset): will close on April 10 for construction finishing work for approximately 1 month.
  • Cliff Palace Loop Road (open daily 8 am-sunset, weather dependent)
  • Petroglyph Point Trail
  • Morefield Campground Trails (Point Lookout, Knife Edge, and Prater Ridge)
  • Mesa Verde Historic Administrative District
  • Far View Sites (open daily 8 am-sunset; please see info on gate below)
  • Park Point (open daily 8 am-sunset; please see info on gate below)
  • Morefield Camgpround (primitive camping; full services open April 28)
  • Far View Terrace
  • Far View Lodge
  • Spruce Tree Terrace


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