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Tours & Events

The Mesa Verde Foundation strives to provide exciting and educational experience through our tours and events. Tours provide those seeking deeper experiences at Mesa Verde National Park and the greater Ancestral Puebloan region with in-depth experiences. Our events provide ways for people to engage further with the Foundation in communities throughout the Four Corners region.

"Conversations from the Mesa" Webinar Series

Conversations from the Mesa” Mesa Verde Foundation Webinar Series

Wednesday, July 14th, 4pm MST – How Park Archeologists Assess and Treat Fire-Affected Cultural Resouces in Mesa Verde National Park with Christine McAllister of Mesa Verde National Park

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“Conversations from the Mesa” Upcoming Webinars

Check back soon for more of our upcoming webinars.

Sign up links will be posted on the website and sent out via email typically two weeks before the webinar.

“Conversations from the Mesa” Past Webinars (Click on the links to see the full recording on YouTube!)

Preserving Mesa Verde Architecture: March’s Webinar with Stephen Matt, Mesa Verde National Park Archaeologist

Rare Plants and Wildflowers of Mesa Verde National Park: April’s Webinar with Tova Spector, MVNP’s Chief of Natural Resources

A Postcard Perspective on the History of Mesa VerdeMay’s Webinar with Dr. Andrew Gulliford, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College and Mesa Verde Foundation Board Member

To Polish or not to Polish?: June’s Webinar with Dr. Tara Travis, Supervisory Museum Curator, Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument

2021 Fall Tour

October 8-11, 2021

Join leaders Dr. Andrew Gulliford, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College, and Christopher Lewis , expert basket weaver and artisan of the Zuni Pueblo, for a four-day tour of Mesa Verde National Park.

Mesa Verde, one of 12 original UNESCO World Heritage sites, is home to thousands of ancient artifacts of Ancestral Puebloan tribes. During these four days, you will visit several cliff dwellings, and learn the history of Ancestral Puebloans who lived at Mesa Verde. The event includes guided tours of some of Mesa Verde’s most iconic sites, lodging (based on double-occupancy), six meals, an exclusive reception at the Superintendent’s home in the Park, and a private viewing of items from the museum’s collection with Dr. Tara Travis.

The Mesa Verde Foundation is thrilled to offer this incredible behind-the-scenes, in-depth experience which includes:

  •  Guided hikes to Long House and Spring House.
  • A chance to experience the Park and its beauty with acclaimed author and historian of the American West, Dr. Andy Gulliford, and descendant of Ancestral Puebloan peo-ple, Christopher J. Lewis.
  • A wine and cheese reception with the MVNP Superintendent at the Superinten-dent’s historic residence, built in 1921 with commanding views of Spruce Tree House.
  • A private viewing of artifacts from the Park’s museum collections with Dr. Tara Travis.
  • A basket making demonstration with expert weaver Christopher Lewis.
  • Presentation and documentary viewing with Dr. Laurie Webster, Southwest Archaeologist and perishables expert.
  • Unlimited opportunities to ask questions and hear different perspectives.

$1,200 : Nonmember / $1,100: MVF Fellow
$65 per night single supplement
50% deposit required to register

To register and for more information, contact Mesa Verde Foundation at 303-321-3120 or

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