Mesa Verde National Park

More than 600 cliff dwellings built 700+ years ago can be found in Mesa Verde National Park, making it the largest archaeological preserve in the United States with more than 5,000 sites.

Among the massive ruins most noteworthy for visitors are the Balcony House (45 rooms), Cliff Palace (150 rooms), Long House (150 rooms), and Square Tower House (tallest structure in Mesa Verde).

Although the cliff dwellings are Mesa Verde’s highlight there is so much more to do and see. The six-mile drive on Mesa Top Loop Road and hike to Far View Sites Complex should be on your list.