In Search of the Spirit of the Wild West

Mesa Verde

August 7

Two towers of Cliff Palace::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Two towers of Cliff Palace
Kiva Entrance::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Kiva Entrance
Kiva in Spruce Tree House #1::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Kiva in Spruce Tree House #1
T-shaped Doorway #1::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
T-shaped Doorway #1
Rectangle Shaped Doorway::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Rectangle Shaped Doorway

Mesa Verde National Park is a place that we really wanted to visit, although it is quite a popular tourist attraction. This famous place is a large archaeological park with many cliff dwellings erected by the Ancestral Puebloans who lived there between 550 and 1300 AD. We spent the whole day exploring the most impressive dwellings. The day was hot, with a complete lack of humidity in the air causing a constant thirst in our throats. We drank gallons of water. Early in the afternoon, we went back to our tent in National Park campground.

Kiva in Spruce Tree House #2::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Kiva in Spruce Tree House #2
Cliff Palace Buildings::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Cliff Palace Buildings
Cliff Palace View #3::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Cliff Palace View #3
Kiva in Balcony House::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Kiva in Balcony House
Square Tower House::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Square Tower House
Balcony House View::Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA::
Balcony House View

© 2012 Maciej Swulinski