Weathering Winter: Ancestral Pueblo Strategies for Winter At Mesa Verde National Park 

Mesa Verde, CO:  Park Rangers will be leading a guided hike focusing on winter survival strategies used by the Ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde on Saturday, January 21, beginning at 11 a.m.  The guided hike is free, but advance sign-up is required.   Children should be at least 7 years old to join the hike.  Participants will meet at the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and then take part in a guided walk of approximately ¾ of a mile.  Be prepared to be outdoors for 2 – 3 hours with extra layers of clothing and water. There is a limit of 20 people. 

To sign up for the hike, for weather conditions, and for more information on the hike, please call the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum at 970-529-4631.  The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum is approximately a 45 minute drive from the park entrance.  More information and other upcoming hikes can be found at http://go.nps.gov/mvwgh.  For more information about Mesa Verde National Park, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/meve.