About Mesa Verde National Park
Located in southwest Colorado is the Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde was created to protect the archaeological heritage of the Ancestral Pueblo people who had made this area their home for over 700 years. Established in 1906, this park protects 600 cliff dwellings and almost 5,000 archaeological sites. Tourists come from far and wide to learn the history of the original people, to explore the marvels of the past, and to connect with this ancient culture.
When visiting Mesa Verde, the first destination to check off your list must be the Cliff Palace. After, you can further explore this ancient civilization by visiting the Sun Temple, the Long House, the Square Tower House, and so much more.
Whether you go on your own or take a tour with a ranger or tour company, you will be fascinated by what these ancient people created that has stood the test of time.
- Take a tour of the Cliff Palace
- Peek inside the windows of the Sun Temple
- Explore the Balcony House
- Picture what life was like long ago in the Spruce Tree House
Type: National Park
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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