Mesa Verde Country is an incredible place to visit any time of the year. But winter can be particularly spectacular when the area is carpeted in snow. And special events like this one make it even more magical!
On Friday, Jan. 6, Mesa Verde National Park is hosting a free, all-ages moonlight snowshoe and ski event. It’s part of the park’s Winter Fest. The Morefield Campground winter trails will be open from 6-10 p.m. for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the trails by moonlight. Participants should dress for the cold, bring their skis or snowshoes, dress appropriately in outdoor gear, and pack a headlamp or flashlight. Snowshoes are also available for check-out if you don’t have your own.
Glow sticks will be set up to lead you to complimentary hot beverages and a campfire. Rangers will also be on hand to offer a telescope viewing (conditions permitting) and storytelling.
Morefield Campground is located four miles past the park entrance, on the right-hand side. Parking will be at the Morefield Store. This event is subject to cancellation should Mother Nature not cooperate.
Learn more about Mesa Verde National Park.