Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish
Yellow-headed collared lizard
Utah tiger salamander (nearly extirpated)
Colorado pikeminnow (Endangered, extirpated, not reintroduced)
Did You Know?
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.