Mesa Verde National Park Information
Mesa Verde is located in Southwest Colorado approximately 1 hour from Durango and 15 minutes from Cortez on Highway 160. The Visitor Center is just off the highway and should not be missed. It is full of interesting park facts and also where Ranger Guided Tour tickets are purchased. The Visitor Center is great place to get more Mesa Verde National Park Information. Just after the Visitor Center is the gate where park entrance fees are paid. The road into the main attractions of Mesa Verde narrow and winding but very scenic.
Moorefield Campground and Ranger Station is on the right hand side. If you are camping in the park, this is your stop to get settled. Day trippers should keep going and head straight for Chapin Mesa or Wetherill Mesa. We made some itineraries that help fit in the best attractions for any amount of time you visit. Chapin Mesa is the more developed and popular area and is approximately 30 minutes from the Visitor Center. Once there you will find the Museum, Spruce Tree House, Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Mesa Top Loop. Wetherill Mesa is less developed and more remote but well worth the trip if you have two days to wander around the park.
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