Photography

Best Photos of Mesa Verde National Park

Each year we ask national park travelers to enter their best photos in our annual photo contest. Here are some of the best shots we’ve received that were taken in Mesa Verde National Park.

Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park
Cliff PalaceRobert Fischer
Coyote in Mesa Verde National Park
Coyote in Mesa Verde National ParkKimberly Clark
David Yoder appears to be a ghost in this long exposure of the Milky Way over the Mesa Verde entrance sign.
David Yoder appears to be a ghost in this long exposure of the Milky Way over the Mesa Verde entrance sign.David Yoder
A cliff dwelling ruin in Mesa Verde National Park
A cliff dwelling ruin in Mesa Verde National ParkRobin Smith
Far View cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park
Cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National ParkJohanna Santore
Ferral horses that live in Mesa Verde National Park are being adopted and relocated.
Ferral horses that live in Mesa Verde National Park are being adopted and relocated.Melanie McFarlin
A ranger waits atop of the tall ladder to a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park
A ranger waits atop of the tall ladder to a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National ParkGreg Thornwall
The cliffs of Mesa Verde National Park turn green during the wet season
Cliff dwelling ruin in Mesa Verde National ParkJames Dahl