Mesa Verde National Park

Embrace the beauty of Colorado's national parks for FREE this Saturday. MESA VERDE, CO - AUGUST 07: Visitors take a one hour, ticketed, ranger guided tour of Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde�s largest cliff dwelling, at Mesa Verde National Park on August 7, 2008 in Mesa Verde, Colorado. 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 A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Mesa Verde National Park