Seasons In Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is open year-round, although more of the park is open to visitors during the traditional travel months of spring through fall than during the winter months.

Typically, Cliff Palace, Spruce Tree House, and Balcony House, all of which are located on Chapin Mesa, are open for tours from early April through mid-October. Long House and Step House, which are located on Wetherill Mesa, are open from late May through early September.

During the winter, the weather is usually mild, however, snowstorms can occur as late as May and as early as October. June through September are warm to hot, with cool evenings. Daytime summer temperatures can reach into the 90s, so be sure to bring and DRINK plenty of water. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in July and August.


Month

Mean
Maximum
Temperature

Mean
Minimum
Temperature

Average
Precipitation

Average
Number of
Clear
Days

January

40.3

18.4

1.67

16

February

44.3

19.2

1.75

13

March

50.4

26.4

1.69

15

April

51.6

33.9

1.35

14

May

71.2

43.6

0.99

15

June

82.6

51.8

0.71

19

July

87.5

57.5

1.86

12

August

84.8

55.6

2.13

13

September

75.7

48.2

1.58

17

October

65.7

39.2

1.59

19

November

51.4

27.9

1.09

18

December

41.7

20.8

1.80

17


NOTE: All temperatures are measured in Fahrenheit and all precipitation is measured in inches.