• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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Enrichment Package: Activity 2 -- Getting To Know The Park: Answer Sheet


1. US 160

2. 10 miles

3. 8 miles

4. 4 miles

5. Morefield Campground or near the Chapin Museum (Headquarters area)

6. 8427 ft or 2569 m

7. 8000 pounds and/or more than 25 ft in length

8. Wetherill Mesa

9. Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation

10. Square Tower House

11. Soda Canyon Overlook Trail

12. Spruce Canyon and Petroglyph Point Trails

13. Spruce Tree House

14. Near the museum on Chapin Mesa (Headquarters area)

Web Page Investigation

1. Green Table

2. Stop at the Far View Visitor Center to get tickets

3. Answers will vary
Can also be linked to from the home page


$15 per vehicle (as of 2007)
Can also be linked to from the home page

5. Answers will vary
Can also be linked to from For Teacher or For Kids pages

6. 27 in 1906
656,023 in 1999

7. 413 miles to the North Rim via the Navajo Trail. http://www.nps.gov/meve/planyourvisit/mileage.htm


WebRanger is an internet program where kids can learn about national parks and become Junior Rangers online.
Link found at http://www.nps.gov/meve/forkids/index.htm

Did You Know?

View of mesas

The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known.