Mesa Verde Wilderness
|Mesa Verde Wilderness|
|Location||Montezuma County, Colorado, USA|
|Nearest city||Cortez, CO|
|Area||8,500 acres (34 km2)|
|Established||October 20, 1976|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
These three small and separate sections of the National Park are located on the steep north and east boundaries and serve as buffers to further protect the significant Native American sites. Unlike most wilderness areas, visitor access to Mesa Verde Wilderness is prohibited.