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Note: Mesa Verde provided this press release. Other national parks, monuments and recreation areas are also getting back to normal operation now that the short government shutdown has ended.

Mesa Verde National Park Resumes Visitor Services

Following End of Government Shutdown

Mesa Verde, CO – Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Mesa Verde National Park have resumed regular winter season operations. Please visit for updated information about the park.

We would like to invite the public to the 2018 Winter Fest, held on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Enjoy a unique opportunity to explore Mesa Verde’s Morefield Campground and the Meadow Bliss and Cottontail Loop trails in the moonlight. Night sky viewing, complementary hot chocolate, and a campfire will all be available near the Morefield Campground Store. All activities take place from 6 pm to 10 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

We are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks.