Mesa Verde National Park Receives Grant For Winter Trails

Winter trails in Mesa Verde National Park will receive some improvements thanks to a grant the park has received from the National Park Foundation.

Now in its fourth cycle, the Foundation’s Active Trails program promotes national parks as venues for community engagement, and encourages healthy living through various forms of recreation and volunteer service on land and water trails.

The grant provided Mesa Verde National Park will be used to improve winter trails and purchase materials for winter ecology interpretive programs in the park.

Mesa Verde is joining with the San Juan Mountains Association and the San Juan Four Corners Native Plant Society to offer a series of free winter ecology hikes during the 2012-2013 winter season. Four of the seven planned hikes will take place in Mesa Verde National Park. The first hike in the series takes place in the park on November 10, 2012.

For further information on the hikes, please visit the park's website. Advance reservations are required for most of the hikes.