Part History, Part Mystery - All Fascinating
Mesa Verde is one of the best-preserved glimpses into North America’s pre-historic past. More than 600 cliff dwellings and 4,700 archaeological sites tell the story of the Ancestral Puebloans who made this their home up to the 13th Century. Today, Mesa Verde National Park is forever preserved as a United Nations World Heritage site – a place where ancient history, natural beauty and modern comforts come together to create a remarkable destination in Southwest Colorado.
Did you know?
Besides the 600+ cliff dwelling sites found in Mesa Verde National Park, there are over 4,000 other types of archaeological sites. These include mesa top pueblos, farming terraces, towers, reservoirs, check dams, and a fire look out tower that is on the National Register of Historic Places and the highest point in the park at 8500 feet elevation. To learn more about Mesa Verde and Ancient Puebloan people, visit the National Park Service website.