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Mesa Verde: general information

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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 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
This is the official Park Map by the National Park Service. Be sure to check the Park's 'Maps' section to view more.
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 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
This is the official Park Map by the National Park Service. Be sure to check the Park's 'Maps' section to view more.
For some nice trail descriptions please visit gjhikes website.  

Mesa Verde: nearby sleeping facilities

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12 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Alpine Inn
Rio Grande Southern Hotel
Dolores Mountain Inn
Desert Rose Inn & Cabins
Far View Lodge
Recapture Lodge
Super 8 Motel Blanding
Sundance Bear Lodge
Flagstone Meadows Ranch B & B
Four Corners Inn
Stone Lizard Lodging
Gateway Inn

Mesa Verde: nearby destinations

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