Mesa Verde National Park Things to Do

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    Cedar Tree Tower

    by Basaic Written Nov 5, 2011

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    Another stop before you get to the main part of Chapin Mesa is Cedar Tree Tower. Like many of the other towers this one is located near a kiva and is connected to it by a tunnel.

    Cedar Tree Tower
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    Start at the Visitors' Center

    by Basaic Written Nov 5, 2011

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    Start your tour at the visitors’ center where you can obtain a brochure about the park, the park newspaper, and other information to help you plan how best to enjoy your visit.

    Visitors' Center
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    Wild life in Mesa Verde

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jul 16, 2007

    Mesa Verde can be also a place for watching wild animals and birds. I had a chance to take a picture of ravens, deer, turkey, and eagle, I assume.

    All pictures you can see in this tip.

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    Fires caused black ceilings

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jul 16, 2007

    In the most of dwellings notice how black ceilings are. This is due to fires that dwellers had to cook food or warm up during winters.

    Spruce Tree House
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    Mesa Top Loop - New Fire House, Fire Temple

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jul 16, 2007

    New Fire House is outstanding for its split-level structure. You can see hand and toe trail between levels. Also Anasazis used ladders.

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    Mesa Top Loop - Navajo Canyon overlook

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jul 15, 2007

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    Navajo Canyon overlook doesn’t offer anything special; if you are time limited, I would advise skip it. All those canyons are so look like.

    Overlook on canyons from Visitor Center
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    Mesa Top Loop - dangerous life in pithouses

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jul 15, 2007

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    Pithouses burnt a lot, and some of them were built on the place of another, so archeologists found some pithouses in layers.

    Building of the pithouse
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    Soda Canyon

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jul 15, 2007

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    Soda Canyon was named for the white, calcium carbonate deposits visible below the rim. These deposits are the evaporative remains of seep springs once used by the Ancestral Puebloan people.

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    Balcony House - water source

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jul 12, 2007

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    A seep near the back alcove wall provided water. There also are springs along the base of the nearby cliff.

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    Montezuma Valley Overlook

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jul 12, 2007

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    On your way from entrance to Visitor Center there is Montezuma Valley Overlook.
    Fantastic view from the top of the mountain on valley.

    Montezuma Valley
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    Chapman Mesa Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 13, 2007

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    This Museum includes Archeological findings from the sites and exhibits on the different types of settlements in the area. Admission is free.

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    Cliff Palace Tour

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 13, 2007

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    The tour is 1 hr and includes some moderate hiking into and out of the Palace dwelling. It allows you to get up close to the ruins.

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    If you see any place you can climb or crawl or

    by liusia Written Sep 22, 2006

    creep into...

    definitely do it.

    It helps you imagine what it must have been like to live in Mesa Verde.

    entrance to a kiva
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    Ceremonial chamber

    by cheesecake17 Written Apr 23, 2005

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    "Kiva". Ceremonial underground chamber used for weaving and other domestic activities

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    Mesa Verde Museum

    by Easty Written Dec 14, 2004

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    The museum at Mesa Verde is located near the Spruce Tree House Ruins. A great place to go to get information on the historical background on the area

    Museum of Mesa Verde

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