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Mesa Verde National Park News Release PR 20-05

Release Date: March 25, 2020

Mesa Verde National Park Is Further Modifying Operations To 

Implement Local Health Guidance

Mesa Verde, CO – Mesa Verde National Park is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from the local health department.  Effective at sunset on March 25, 2020, Mesa Verde will be closed to all park visitors until further notice. This closure includes the main park road and all loop roads. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website,, and social media channels.  

We want to encourage everyone to take advantage of the many digital tools available to explore Mesa Verde, including our mobile app, podcasts, and videos. These are all available on

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on for Cliff Palace tours will take place automatically, but those who had reservations should confirm this by checking

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