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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mesa Verde an Ancient Metropolis

Tower House Mesa Verde National Park

Tower House Mesa Verde National Park

Some things never get old. Like the ancient cliff dwellings scattered throughout the American Southwest. We find them endlessly fascinating.

In previous posts we’ve likened the structures at Bandelier National Monument to ancient condos and those at Gila to primordial McMansions. Compared to those parks, Mesa Verde is an Ancestral Puebloan metropolis. The park’s 52,000 acres contain nearly 5,000 known archaeological sites, including a whopping 600 cliff dwellings.

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