How To Get To Mesa Verde National Park

Roughly 560,000 people visit Mesa Verde National Park each year.

Airports:

The nearest airports are Cortez, Colorado, Durango, Colorado, Farmington, New Mexico, and Telluride, Colorado.

Directions:

From Cortez, CO, and Cortez Municipal Airport (Total distance, approx. 25 miles/1/2 hour to 45 minutes)

Take E Main St./US-160E.
Take the Mesa Verde National Park exit.
The Entrance Gate is 1 mile from the exit. The Lodge is 15 miles from the Entrance Gate.

From Durango, CO, and Durango-La Plata County Airport (Total distance, approx. 65 miles/1-1/2 hours)

Take US-160W to the exit for Mesa Verde National Park.
The Entrance Gate is 1 mile from the exit. The Lodge is 15 miles from the Entrance Gate. The museum and Chapin Mesa sites are approximately 20 miles from the entrance gate.

From Farmington, NM, and Four Corners Regional Airport (Total distance, approx. 85 miles/1-1/2 hours)

Take 170/140N to Hesperus.
Take 160W to the exit for Mesa Verde National Park.
The Entrance Gate is 1 mile from the exit. The Lodge is 15 miles from the Entrance Gate.

From Telluride, CO, and Telluride Regional Airport (Total distance, approx. 98 miles/2 hours)

Take US-160E
Take CO-145S to US-160E – 8 miles.
Take the exit for Mesa Verde National Park.
The Entrance Gate is 1 mile from the exit. The Lodge is 15 miles from the Entrance Gate.

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