Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde
credit: National Park Service
  • Located in southwestern Colorado, near the town of Cortez in Montezuma County.
  • Founded in 1906.
  • Mesa Verde National Park preserves nearly 5,000 archaeological sites and tells the story of the Ancestral Pueblo People who lived in this region from 600-1200 AD.
  • When you visit, take a tour of the cliff dwellings

Watch a video about the founding of Mesa Verde National Park.