Mesa Verde Information

Mesa Verde, meaning “green table,” is in Southwestern Colorado. When visiting Durango, Colorado or any area near Four Corners, make time to see the amazing archeological sites of the Ancestral Puebloan people who lived in this rugged land for over 700 years. Along with touring 600 beautifully preserved cliff dwellings, Mesa Verde offers countless adventures. Visit Durango, Colorado and this beautiful national park for an unforgettable experience!

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Mesa Verde Information  

Mesa Verde Information

How much does the park cost? When does the park open? What facilities are available? What are our lodging options inside the park? Can my pet come? What can we eat? Are there any restrictions we need to know about before coming? Where are there souvenirs? Can we meet a park ranger? What is the temperature range? Are there any road closings or vehicle restrictions? When planning a trip to Mesa Verde, many common questions cross visitorsí minds.

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Mesa Verde Nature Information

Whether itís flora or fauna that calls your name, Mesa Verde National Park offers visitors fascinating encounters with the natural world. From prairie dogs to mountain lions to blue-gray gnat catchers, the wildlife living in this scenic habitat will keep your eyes busy! Donít forget the countless varieties of flora such as junipers and lupines that spread themselves over these hills.

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History of Mesa Verde  

History of Mesa Verde

On June 29, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park as the first park dedicated to preserving the works of man. The park continues to focus on cultural and natural resources within its boundaries. The amazing cliff dwellings left behind after the Pueblo peopleís long stay open your eyes to an earlier time.

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Mesa Verde Things to Do  

Mesa Verde Things to Do

Hiking, scenic drives, guided ranger programs, museums, restaurants, camping, photography, and plenty of other activities abound inside Mesa Verde National Parkís perimeter. No matter what time of year you visit, multiple options exist for lots of fun. Be it a guided walk to a famous cliff dwelling or a quiet stroll down a small trail, Mesa Verde offers visitors enjoyment around every corner. Not comfortable exploring on your own? Choose from a variety of Mesa Verde tours. Durango Rivertrippers offers a Mesa Verde Experience Tour.

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Pictures of Mesa Verde  

Pictures of Mesa Verde

The Ancestral Puebloan Ruins and The Mesa Verde National Park offer a beautiful look into the life of man 800 years ago. View photos of theses remarkable ruins, constructed of sanstone, wood, and mortar, set against the amazing backdrop of the canyons at Mesa Verde National Park.

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