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Mesa Verde National Park, CO

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Overview

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.

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MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK

Recreational Activities:

  • AUTO TOURING
  • CAMPING
  • HIKING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Mesa Verde National Park
P.O. Box 8
Mesa Verde,CO,81330
Phone: 970-529-4465
Email: meve_general_information@nps.gov

Directions:

Mesa Verde National Park is in Southwestern Colorado. The park entrance and Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center is on Highway 160 between the towns of Cortez (9 miles) and Mancos (7 miles), Colorado. The first view of a cliff dwelling is 21 miles (about 45 minutes) past the park entrance along a steep, narrow, winding road. The nearest airports are Cortez, Colorado; Durango, Colorado; and Farmington, New Mexico. The closest bus station is in Durango, Colorado.

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