Mesa Verde is one of the cooler National Parks we've visited. When we were there in April, the cliff dwellings, the ones that are generally accessible to the public, the museum, and most of the campground were closed. They officially open May 15th.
We were able to do a nice drive into the park and view the cliff dwellings and a few archeological sites from the comfort of Miranda.
This wild landscape of deep canyons and expansive vistas is home to over a thousand species, including several that live nowhere else on earth. For over 700 years, the Ancestral Pueblo people built thriving communities on the mesas and in the cliffs of Mesa Verde. Today, the park protects the rich cultural heritage of 26 tribes and offers visitors a spectacular window into the past.- NPS website
Steven and Melanie