Mesa Verde Weather

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When to Visit Mesa Verde in Colorado

If you want to take a step into the past and learn more about the history of one of America’s oldest cultures, Mesa Verde Country in Colorado is the perfect destination for you. Mesa Verde Country, situated in Southwest Colorado is within driving distance to several cities like Salt Lake, Las Vegas, and Denver.

Cortez which is nestled between Sleeping Ute Mountain, La Plata Mountains, and the silhouette of Mesa Verde, is considered the archaeological and cultural hub of Colorado. Eight miles from it is the Mesa Verde National Park which houses over 5,000 archeological sites such as cliffs, masonry towers, pueblos and pit houses. The Park is a wonder to visit during the warmer months. Always ensure you do your research before booking and embarking on your Mesa Verde vacation as some areas may be closed during winter for safety reasons.

Visiting Mesa Verde: When is the Best Time?

When planning a vacation, it is important to know what the weather will be like at your destination. Mesa Verde’s weather is pleasant year-round with hot summers and cold winters. In summer, Mesa Verde can get as hot as 89.6°F (32°C). Cortez’s weather is also similar, with sunny and bright summers, making it perfect for hikes.

During winter, Mesa Verde National Park’s weather stays in the 51.3°F (10.7°C) and 36.7°F (2.6°C) range. However, a snowstorm or two are not out of the ordinary during this time which makes it essential for you to check the weather forecast before planning your stay.

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No matter the season, there are plenty of things for you to do in Mesa Verde. Apart from a rich history, Mesa Verde also offers many outdoor activities which make it such a popular destination during the warmer seasons:

  • •Biking
  • •Bird watching
  • •Fishing
  • •Golfing
  • •Boating
  • •Rafting
  • •Horseback riding
  • •Hunting
  • •Discovering wildflowers
  • •Guided adventures

If you’re visiting in the winter, most archeological sites in Mesa Verde National Park and Cortez may be closed but you can still spend your time snowmobiling, winter hiking, and skiing on their trails.

What to Pack for Your Mesa Verde Vacation

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, it is important to plan and prepare in advance for your holiday. Take some time to make sure you have packed everything you need to have a safe and fun vacation.

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Here is a list of a few essential items you should consider packing for your Mesa Verde trip:

  • •Backpack
  • •Hiking boots/shoes
  • •Swimwear
  • •Camera
  • •Chargers for electronic devices
  • •Sunscreen
  • •First aid kit
  • •Activewear
  • •Light jacket/sweater
  • •Party wear and evening wear
  • •Sunglasses
  • •Hat

If you’re visiting Mesa Verde during the winter, you should also pack:

  • •Winter jacket and sweaters
  • •Snow boots
  • •Gloves/mittens and scarves

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