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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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 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.