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Mesa Verde National Park, CO

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Mesa Verde National Park

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...[more]

Address

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

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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.

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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