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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Additional Resources

For additional educational resources to share with your students, click on the links below.

Cultural Resources

Natural Resources

Image Resources


Mesa Verde Museum Association (MVMA) Bookstore

The Mesa Verde Museum Association offers a 10% teacher discount in their stores or through mail order. You can also browse their online bookstore, then call them at 1-800-305-6053 to place your order and request the teacher discount. They also offer wholesale pricing on publications purchased in quantities of 25 or more (for use as textbooks, for example).

Two small images - Current view of Spruce Tree House and historic photo of Cliff Palace
Mesa Verde Website Image Collection is a selection of low resolution images seen in the header (top) image on many of Mesa Verde pages. Useful for student reports.

Did You Know?

Photograph of Cliff Palace, 1895 - 1900 by WH Jackson

On a snowy December day in 1888, while ranchers Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason searched Mesa Verde’s canyons for stray cattle, they unexpectedly came upon Cliff Palace for the first time. The following year, the Wetherill brothers and Mason explored an additional 182 cliff dwellings.