Mesa Verde National Park

Local nameMesa Verde National Park
LocationColorado, USA

Mesa Verde National Park is an American national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado. The park protects some of the best-preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the United States.

Established by Congress and President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 with the existence of the Antiquities Act, the park occupies 52,485 acres near the Four Corners region of the American Southwest. With more than 5,000 sites, including 600 cliff dwellings, it is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States. Mesa Verde is best known for structures such as Cliff Palace, thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America.

Tags Nature ReserveNational ParkUNESCOHeritage
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Coordinates 37°14'20.558" N -108°27'44.702" E

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