Mesa Verde Hours

Mesa Verde National Park is open daily, year round. Facilities and Cliff Dwellings hours and operations schedule are subject to change. For the most current information, call Park headquarters at 970-529-4465 or log onto the Mesa Verde National Park Service.

Facilities and Cliff Dwellings Open Jan. 1 – Early March

FACILITIES CLIFF DWELLINGS
Chapin Mesa

  • Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
    Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Spruce Tree Terrace: Open
Chapin Mesa

  • Spruce Tree House open for tours only (free) 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Facilities and Cliff Dwellings Open Early March – Early April

FACILITIES CLIFF DWELLINGS
Chapin Mesa

  • Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
    Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Spruce Tree Terrace: Open
Chapin Mesa

  • Spruce Tree House, Self-guided
    Open Self-guided 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Facilities and Cliff Dwellings Open Early April – Late May

FACILITIES CLIFF DWELLINGS
Chapin Mesa

  • Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
    Open 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Spruce Tree Terrace: Open

Far View (Entrance to Wetherill)

  • Far View Visitor Center
    Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Far View Terrace
    Opens early May
  • Far View Lodge
    Opens mid April
  • Morefield Campground
    Opens mid May
Chapin Mesa

  • Spruce Tree House, Self-guided
    Open Self-guided 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Balcony House Tours (ticket required)
    Mid April – Mid May: 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
    Mid May – End of May: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – every hour
  • Cliff Palace Tours (ticket required)
    Early April – Mid May: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – every hour
    Mid May – End of May: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every 1/2 hour

Facilities and Cliff Dwellings Open Memorial Day – Labor Day

FACILITIES CLIFF DWELLINGS
Chapin Mesa

  • Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
    Open 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Spruce Tree Terrace: Open

Far View (Entrance to Wetherill)

  • Far View Visitor Center
    Open 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Far View Terrace: Open
  • Far View Lodge: Open

Morefield

  • Morefield Campground: Open
  • Morefield Ranger Station: Open (Closes early August) Tour tickets sold here from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Chapin Mesa

  • Spruce Tree House, Self-guided
    Open Self-guided 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Balcony House Tours (ticket required)
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – every ½ hour
  • Cliff Palace Tours (ticket required)
    9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every 1/2 hour

Weatherill Mesa

  • Long House Tours (ticket required)
    10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
  • Step House, Self-guided 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Facilities and Cliff Dwellings Open Labor Day – Mid October

FACILITIES CLIFF DWELLINGS
Chapin Mesa

  • Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
    Open 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Spruce Tree Terrace: Open

Far View (Entrance to Wetherill)

  • Far View Visitor Center

Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Far View Terrace

Closes early October

  • Far View Lodge: Open

Morefield

  • Morefield Campground
    Closes early October
Chapin Mesa

  • Spruce Tree House, Self-guided
    Open Self-guided 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Balcony House Tours (ticket required)
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – every hour
  • Cliff Palace Tours (ticket required)
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every 1/2 hour

 

Facilities and Cliff Dwellings Mid-October – Early November

FACILITIES CLIFF DWELLINGS
Chapin Mesa

  • Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Spruce Tree Terrace: Open
Chapin Mesa

  • Spruce Tree House, Self-guided
    Open Self-guided 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Cliff Palace Tours (ticket required) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every hour

Facilities and Cliff Dwellings Open Early November – December 31

FACILITIES CLIFF DWELLINGS
Chapin Mesa

  • Chapin Mesa
    • Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Spruce Tree Terrace: Open
Chapin Mesa

  • Spruce Tree House open for tours only (free) 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.