Getting Here

Getting Here


Easy to Get Here

Mesa Verde National Park is found in the southwest corner of Colorado and is reachable by road – and near several major airports. Part of the Southwest's Grand Circle, Mesa Verde is a few hours drive from many scenic wonders. The road however is S-Curvy and precaution should be taken during wind advisory.


Below is our address and driving distances from nearby cities like Cortez, Durango and airports:

No.1 Navajo Hill
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330


From Durango, CO, and Durango-La Plata County Airport (Total distance, approx. 65 miles/1-1/2 hours)

  • Take US-160W to the exit for Mesa Verde National Park.
  • The Entrance Gate is 1 mile from the exit. The Lodge is 15 miles from the Entrance Gate. The museum and Chapin Mesa sites are approximately 20 miles from the entrance gate.

From Cortez, CO, and Cortez Municipal Airport (Total distance, approx. 25 miles/1/2 hour to 45 minutes)

  • Take E Main St./US-160E.
  • Take the Mesa Verde National Park exit.
  • The Entrance Gate is 1 mile from the exit. The Lodge is 15 miles from the Entrance Gate.

From Farmington, NM, and Four Corners Regional Airport (Total distance, approx. 85 miles/1-1/2 hours)

  • Take 170/140N to Hesperus.
  • Take 160W to the exit for Mesa Verde National Park.
  • The Entrance Gate is 1 mile from the exit. The Lodge is 15 miles from the Entrance Gate.

From Telluride, CO, and Telluride Regional Airport (Total distance, approx. 98 miles/2 hours)

  • Take US-160E
  • Take CO-145S to US-160E - 8 miles.
  • Take the exit for Mesa Verde National Park.
  • The Entrance Gate is 1 mile from the exit. The Lodge is 15 miles from the Entrance Gate.

From Moab, UT (Total distance, approx 124 miles/2 hours)

  • Take UA-191 / US-491 to Mesa Top Ruins Rd. 
  • Take the exit towards Mesa Verde National Park from US-160 E
  • Turn right onto Mesa Top Ruins Rd.
  • The Entrance Gate is 1 mile from the exit. The Lodge is 15 miles from the Entrance Gate.