Fire Restrictions in Effect
Due to recent hot, dry, and windy conditions, the park is currently at very high fire danger. The following fire restrictions are in effect: No open fires are permitted anywhere within the park. Smoking is only permitted inside an enclosed vehicle. More »
Enrichment Package: Activity 6 -- How Do You Measure Up?
This activity was developed to be used in conjunction with pre-visit and post-visit activities #4 and #8. During the activity, you will visit the cliff dwelling, Spruce Tree House and the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Students will use their observation skills and the Spruce Tree House Trail Guide to complete the activity. (Note: You will need a measuring tape and thermometer.)
Spruce Tree House
Visit Spruce Tree House and use the Spruce Tree House Trail Guide to find the answers to complete this section.
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Visit the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum to find the answers to complete this section.
«Answers to Activity 6: How Do You Measure Up?»
Did You Know?
A subterranean kiva remained 50 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. So for the Ancestral Puebloans, it stayed cool in the summer, and only a small fire was needed to keep it warm in the winter.