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Getting to Mesa Verde National Park
Driving to Mesa Verde
The entrance to Mesa Verde National Park is a ten minute drive east on CO-160 from the city of Cortez, Colorado. From the east and the city of Durango, it is a 45 minute drive west on CO-160.
If you’d like to plot directions from your location use the interactive map below. The marker shows the location of the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center in Mesa Verde.
Flying to Mesa Verde
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Mesa Verde, listed in order of distance. For each airport we provide direct links to browse available flights and cars. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO)
Located in Durango, Colorado, 49 miles by car to Mesa Verde
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
Located in Grand Junction, Colorado, 208 miles by car to Mesa Verde
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 249 miles by car to Mesa Verde
Official Park Map
Below is the official park map provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large).