Mesa Verde National Park announces closure amid statewide stay-at-home order. 

Mesa Verde National Park has decided to close amid the coronavirus outbreak, following in-line with the decision made by Rocky Mountain National Park last week. The announcement to close was made after Gov. Jared Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order that went into effect at 6 a.m. on March 26.

Mesa Verde announced the closure and stated they would notify the public when full park operations would be back up and running. All loop roads and the main park road are included in the closure and no visitors will be allowed until further notice.

The park offers several digital tools for those wanting to explore the park in a virtual space; a mobile app, podcasts, and videos. You can take a video tour of the park’s most famous dwellings, including Balcony House, Cliff Palace, and Long House.

Check out the park website at for more information and to access all of these online resources.

This most recent closure of the second national park in Colorado comes as the state works hard to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Staying home from places where people may want to gather is important, and with the statewide stay-at-home order now in place, it will likely be some time before the usual crowds of visitors will make their way through the much-beloved Mesa Verde National Park.

What is your favorite part of Mesa Verde? Share your happy memories of the park with us in the comments.