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Spruce Tree House

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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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+1 970-529-4465

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If you havent much time on Mesa Verde go to this area as you have great views of STH two minuets from the car park , there is also a museum next to the car park.. all can be done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you havent much time on Mesa Verde go to this area as you have great views of STH two minuets from the car park , there is also a museum next to the car park.. all can be done quite quickly

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Darmstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Spruce Tree House was the only cliff dwelling that was accesible for a self guided tour. This is, as right now, not longerpossible. Ther seem to be too much damage and some risk due to rock slides. But you can still see the building complex from a view point approx. 1/4 mile below the museum. It is stll unbelievable... More 

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Layton, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful part of Mesa Verde National Park that can be easily seen from the marked overlook area. Bring binoculars for the best view. It's amazing to see how these ancient people lived and the site is very well preserved!

Thank Go2theZoo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were amazed at the well preserved sites given the age ~1000-1300 AD This was a nice site as close to museum so park rangers were there to ask questions. I carried my binoculars so was able to see some of the details which were not visible with the naked eye

Thank motorhead01
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mesa Verde National Park (梅薩維德國家公園) was established on June 29, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt. This 21,240 ha (52,485 acres) national park is located in Montezuma County, Colorado, USA. It was also listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Mesa Verde (green table in Spanish) is the largest archaeological preserve in US with more than 4,300 sites and... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of Mesa Verde is located near the park headquarters and the park museum. An environmental problem prevented us from accessing the house itself, but we were able to get a wide lens view into this well engineered community that was abandoned by the pueblo people about 1200 AD. The planning and structural design of this community was brilliant.... More 

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Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice ruins. Unfortunately, it's close to the public, because there is some danger of falling rocks. Anyway, the view is spectacular.

Thank kartikmexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This cliff dwelling is closed and may never open again but you can get a great view from the museum area overlook. Years of foot travel and the instability of the structures means needing to keep people out, luckily you can still see it visually.

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We visited in March of 2017 and unfortunately, we were not able to walk to the site as it was closed due to a rock slide. We recommend checking the NPS website in advance if you are planning on a trip here to see which sites are available to visit. Even though we were not able to walk up to... More 

Thank Scott876
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Do not let life pass you by without see the very impressive work do by these nature love people. It really is a must to see.

Thank Robert B

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