Mesa Verde to waive entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend

Mesa Verde National Park will join all 398 national park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Veteran’s Day Weekend in recognition of current and former servicemen and –women.

“In honor of veterans, entry to Mesa Verde National Park will be free on Veteran’s Day Weekend,” stated Cliff Spencer, Superintendent. “We are proud of our men and women who have played such an important part in defending our freedoms.”

All visitors who arrive at Mesa Verde National Park on Veteran’s Day Weekend, Nov. 10-12, will be allowed free entry into the park. Regular entrance fees will be collected for any additional days spent in the park beyond Veteran’s Day Weekend.

For more information about the waiving of fees at Mesa Verde National Park on Veteran’s Day, call 529-4465. For information on NPS battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate the service of American veterans, please visit For information on visiting Mesa Verde National Park, visit the, or call 970-529-4465.

The fee free waiver does not include other fees collected in advance or by contractors—such as fees charged for camping, reservations, tours and use of concessions. To find other national park sites near you, go to