Stay Directly Inside the Park
2015 Season Dates: April 16 - October 25
Get more from your visit by staying at Far View Lodge – the only lodging that's inside Mesa Verde National Park and features rooms with spectacular views - some into 4 states. The peaceful, comfortably simple retreat complements the Park's natural beauty and provides breathtaking panoramic views, wildlife watching and stargazing opportunities. With convenient access to Guided Tours, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, jeeping, and rafting in Durango and gift shops that feature unique Native American handcrafts, staying at Far View Lodge puts you at the heart of the Mesa Verde experience and enhances your vacation. Call 800-449-2288 for more information.
If camping is more your thing, then check out the Morefield Campground. At Morefield Campgrounds you will find comfortable, affordable camping options located in a glorious canyon setting - just four and a half miles from the park entrance.
By the way, the entrance fee to the Mesa Verde National Park is very affordable - $15.00 per car from Memorial Day to Labor Day and $10.00 per car for the rest of the year.
Did you know that the Disney Family Fun Magazine featured Mesa Verde National Park one of the best National Parks for families? Mesa Verde National Park strives to enhance and share knowledge of the Ancestral Puebloan culture and to ensure that archeological sites are preserved for the benefit of our future generations. May it be a few hours, a whole day or an entire weekend; Mesa Verde National Park has a wide variety of activities for great family fun. We invite you to explore the cliff dwellings and ancient artifacts that bring the Native American history back to life.