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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 A.D. 1300. Today, Mesa Verde National Park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. The stunning landscape of Southwest Colorado, near Four Corners, is the backdrop as you explore Mesa Verde National Park. 

Mesa Verde National Park is open year-round, however, some facilities, tours, and archeological sites are seasonal. To make the most out of your trip, take a look at the Park Schedule to see what will be available when you visit Mesa Verde National Park.