Multimedia Presentations

Cliff Dwelling Tours


For those trying to decide which cliff dwelling to visit during a trip to Mesa Verde, check out these amazing videos. All have particular aspects that help transport you back over 700 years to when they were home to the Ancestral Pueblo people.
 
 
 
 
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Ranger Shorts Video Series


2016 was a landmark year for the National Park Service (NPS) as we celebrated 100 years! So in honor of the NPS Centennial, the park posted a number of videos of rangers sharing their love for parks and what working for the National Park Service means to them. We hope these videos continue to inspire.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Why is Spruce Tree House Closed?

 
 
Spruce Tree House can be seen from overlooks near the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Rangers are available to answer questions. There are many other things to see and do while in the park including a visit to the Museum; visiting sites along the Mesa Top Loop with views of other cliff dwellings, including Cliff Palace; exploring Far View Sites; and hiking trails. In the late-spring, summer, and early-fall months, tours of other cliff dwellings such as Cliff Palace, Balcony House, Long House, and Step House are available. Please check the park schedule to see what is available at the time of your visit.

For more information about the history and reasons behind the current Spruce Tree House Closure, visit this page or download the Spruce Tree House Alcove site bulletin (pdf, 8.5" x 14", 1.3 mb).

Last updated: April 4, 2017

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Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

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