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Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Mesa Verde National Park is offering 2 ranger-guided tours of Yucca House National Monument in September. Tickets for these special hikes are limited and must be purchased online at www.recreation.gov.
Yucca House is a large, unexcavated pueblo which was probably built around AD1200. Tours are scheduled on Wednesday, September 10, and Friday, September 19. This easy to moderate 1-hour, 1/2-mile (0.8 km) walk is along a mostly level, unpaved path. Tickets cost $5 per person, and group size is limited. For reservations or more information, visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Mesa Verde National Park offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 550 to A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects almost 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings.