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 (click here for hours). Visit Durango, Colorado and this beautiful national park for tours and an unforgettable experience! From here, explore park fees and reservations, history, nature information, campgrounds and reservations!
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Whether it’s 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! Don’t forget the countless varieties of flora such as junipers and lupines that spread themselves over these hills.
On June 29, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park as the first park dedicated to preserving the works of man. The amazing cliff dwellings left behind after the Pueblo people’s long stay open your eyes to an earlier time.
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.