Visit Mesa Verde National Park
On June 29, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park to “preserve the works of man,” the first national park of its kind. Today, the continued conservation of both cultural and natural resources is the focus of the park’s research and resource management staff.
Hundreds of Cliff Dwellings
Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, is a World Heritage Site and 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. The park protects nearly 5,000 known archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. Click here for information on visiting Mesa Verde National Park.