Mesa Verde National Park, near Cortez Colorado, La Mesa RV Park

Mesa Verde and the National Park Service’s Centennial

High point view from Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez RV Park

2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.  And Mesa Verde, only 8 miles from La Mesa RV Park, is part of the National Park Service.  Mesa Verde is also one of the 20+ World Heritage sites in the United States!  We’re lucky to live in such a historic area!

Officially on August 25th of 2016 The National Park Service will be 100 years old.  According to the service:

The Centennial will celebrate the achievements of the past 100 years, but it is really about the future. It’s about kicking off a second century of stewardship for America’s national parks and for communities across the nation.  Most importantly, it’s about inviting you to join us.

The National Park Service and National Park Foundation are working closely with partners and stakeholders across the country to ensure that the Centennial is more than a birthday. We want people everywhere to embrace the opportunities to explore, learn, be inspired or simply have fun in their 407 national parks, as well as understand how the National Park Service’s community-based recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs positively impact their own communities.

Here in Cortez, Mesa Verde dominates the skyline.  From almost anywhere in town visitors will see the famous profile of Mesa Verde.  It’s a point of great historic value, and visitors come from around the world to visit the ancient cliff dwellings and learn about the people who lived in the Four Corners region.

Tours of the cliff dwellings are available daily.  Visitors can get an up close view of the awe inspiring architecture and have their questions answered by knowledgeable park service rangers.  From the age of the dwellings to the population of the area, tourists will learn a great deal about the people who called Mesa Verde home so many centuries ago!

Visiting Mesa Verde?  Ask La Mesa RV Park About Other Destinations

Mesa Verde National Park, near Cortez Colorado, La Mesa RV Park

Recent guests from Australia enjoyed their visit to Mesa Verde National Park

If you’re coming to visit Mesa Verde and you don’t know a lot about the area, ask our helpful staff about other destinations to visit.  The Anasazi Heritage Center is a short drive from Cortez.  There you can learn more about Hovenweep and The Canyon of the Ancients, both National Monuments and part of the Centennial celebrations.  There is so much to do in the Cortez and Mesa Verde area you’ll find yourself wanting to spend a fair amount of time seeing all we have to offer.

Often we find that guests plan a short visit to the region.  And after a few days visiting Durango, Mancos, Dolres, & Cortez, our guests ask to extend their visits.  Come for a night, stay for a few weeks.  That’s how it works here at La Mesa!

If you’re planning to be part of the Park Service’s Centennial celebrations, be sure to get in touch with us.  We’ll be happy to have you stay at La Mesa RV Park, and we’ll help you get the most out of your visit!

Also, as part of the Centennial celebration, La Mesa RV Park is offering a “Stay one night, get the second night 25% off!”  We want you to get the most out of your visit to the area, and we know you’ll want to stay longer!

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