Ancestral Pueblo peoples made Mesa Verde their home from about 550 to 1300 CE. For more than 700 years they and their descendants lived and flourished here.
Today, Mesa Verde National Park preserves a spectacular reminder of this ancient culture. The park contains nearly 5,000 known archeological sites including cliff dwellings and the mesa top sites of pithouses, pueblos, masonry towers, and farming structures. Use the links below to learn about some of these archeological sites.
Last updated: April 13, 2023