If you are planning a Mesa Verde Vacation, be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions to get some great information about the area. If you have additional questions, please call us at +1 (970) 565-8227 or visit us at the Colorado Welcome Center – Cortez.
Located in beautiful Southwest Colorado, Mesa Verde Country is within easy driving distance of several gateway cities, including Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake, Phoenix and Las Vegas. The scenic drive takes you through the beautiful scenery of Southern Colorado. Get driving directions to Mesa Verde National Park HERE. Distance to Mesa Verde from:
Our elevation ranges from 6,200′ to 8,250′. Altitude sickness can occur, so stay hydrated! You should adjust in a day or so.
Cell coverage is spotty, but free Wi-Fi is available at most hotels, restaurants and public buildings in Cortez, Dolores and Mancos. Mesa Verde National Park has service at Far View Lodge & Far View Terrace.
Weather in Mesa Verde Country is usually mild, however, snowstorms can occur as late as May and as early as October. June through September are warm to hot, with cool evenings. Visit our weather page for more information on when do visit Mesa Verde.
Purchase Mesa Verde tour tickets one to two days in advance to get the tour of your choice. Please visit Mesa Verde National Park’s website for more complete information.
Do not pick up artifacts, and stay on trails. Leave no trace, and protect these valuable historical sites for future generations to enjoy!
Pets are not allowed in the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park but are in many of the National Monuments. Check before you visit, keep Fido on a leash and pick up after your pet. The gated dog park in Cortez offers lots of room to play and stretch. A dog water fountain is running during most months.
There is so much to do in Mesa Verde Country! The call of the wild is answered with bikes, kayaks and fishing lines. The ancient story unfolds at our cultural centers and Native American dances. In the communities of Cortez, Dolores and Mancos you’ll discover thousands of years of history and endless outdoor adventures.
There’s no way you can possibly explore Mesa Verde Country in a single day. And it goes without saying that, after you’ve sampled our locally crafted wines, beers, and spirits, you’ll want a comfortable place to rest up for your next day of adventure. A wide variety of lodging options and accommodations, from international hotels to historic Bed & Breakfasts, to guest ranches, cabins, campgrounds and RV parks are available in Mesa Verde Country and near Mesa Verde National Park.