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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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Enrichment Package: Activity 5 -- On Your Way To The Park: Answer Sheet

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7. Sleeping Ute, Lone Cone, Abajo (Blue) Mountains, La Sal (Salt) Mountain Range.

8. Gambel Oak.

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10. 8,571 feet (2,621 meters).

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Did You Know?

View of the House of Many Windows cliff dwelling

Ninety percent of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings contain 10 rooms or less. One-third have only one or two rooms. This should help to put the more famous cliff dwellings of Cliff Palace (150 rooms), Long House (150 rooms), Spruce Tree House (130 rooms), and Balcony House (40 rooms) into perspective.