Mesa Verde National Park, CO

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement

What We Do

ACMNP in Mesa Verde provides:

  • Christian fellowship activities for visitors, residents, and employees
  • Leadership development for ministry team members and seminarians
  • Positive relationships among seasonal co-workers and internationals
  • Pastoral care during emergencies

Interdenominational Services of Worship

Ministry teams lead interdenominational services of worship on Sundays, pending National Park Service permit approval.

  • Morefield Amphitheater: 8:30 AM

Ministry Team Member Information

Our team in Mesa Verde is typically two to four team members due to its remote location in southwestern Colorado.

  • Summer only
  • Mentors not available for seminarians
  • Catholic mass nearby for interested team members

Employment Information

Ministry team members seek employment from Aramark at Farview Lodge or Farview Terrace café.


  • Preferred availability of mid-May through mid-September

Employee housing:

  • Dorm-style with shared bath
  • Married housing not available

Typical Jobs:

  • Retail at gift shops
  • Restaurant/food service
  • Front desk
  • Housekeeping


  • Bringing a car is necessary in Mesa Verde!

* If you are interested in serving in Mesa Verde as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in Mesa Verde (including employee housing costs), please visit

How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Mesa Verde

Information About The Park

If you’re fascinated by history, archeological finds, and ancient desert cultures, Mesa Verde National Park in the southwestern Colorado Plateau is your place to go! The park’s cliff dwellings and stone village ruins of the Ancestral Pueblo people date back to A.D. 600, have been immaculately preserved, and are magnificent to view. In fact, it’s the first national park set aside by the National Park Service to “preserve the works of man.”

Explore the ruins and learn about the 21 Native American tribes who trace their heritage back to this mesa, or hike among the surrounding sandstone canyons and mountains to high elevation views of the “Four Corners” – Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. Popular activities in and around Mesa Verde include historical cliff tours, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, soaking in hot springs, rock climbing, and mountain festivals and concerts.

Popular Destinations

  • Cliff dwellings
  • Mesa Top Loop Road
  • Far View Sites Complex
  • Cortez, CO
  • La Plata mountains


Mesa Verde is home to many rare animal species such as the threatened Mexican Spotted Owl. Other wildlife you may encounter includes coyote, fox, black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, elk, and mule deer.

Outside Resources

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Mesa Verde National Park, CO, 2005

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"I realize that [God] has taught me more than I ever thought I could learn about life, people, and keeping things in perspective. Get ready!"- Mac, Mesa Verde 2005