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The essential need for water has drawn people together throughout history. The Ancestral Pueblo people likely knew the location of every seep spring on Mesa Verde. Notice the line of green moss and other plants in the back of the alcove? Water has made its way downward from the surface above through the Cliff House Sandstone, emerging onto this shale ledge. The residents of this cliff dwelling managed the flow of the water by carving small depressions into the shale floor. This created channels and small pools from which to collect the water.

Can anyone identify this location? Ranger-guided tours of this site begin May 19th! (slg)
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The essential need for water has drawn people together throughout history. The Ancestral Pueblo people likely knew the location of every seep spring on Mesa Verde. Notice the line of green moss and other plants in the back of the alcove? Water has made its way downward from the surface above through the Cliff House Sandstone, emerging onto this shale ledge. The residents of this cliff dwelling managed the flow of the water by carving small depressions into the shale floor. This created channels and small pools from which to collect the water.
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Long house!!!!!!

...a most awesome placeπŸ™‹

This park is amazing. When my dad brought us here we had some wiggle room in our schedule to adjust our reservations. We loved Mesa Verde so much we extended our stay 3 days. I don't even remember where we went next.

Very interesting place to visit ! Plan to go back soon .

What is the best tour to do? We are 4 people over 60. Be there in June.

I fell in love with this park in 80s at the age of 6 or 7. So glad to have been able to return w my wife. The rangers are awesome. The dark skies at night are amazing.

We were there in the autumn of 2017 and enjoyed the wonderful interpretive tour of Long House!

Over look.

Roberto πŸ‘€ Put this on your list πŸ‘πŸ»

Nice photo of the site.

Were there today!!!

Cliff Palace

Cliff Palace

Awesome place

Very interesting. Love Mesa Verde.

Balcony House

We will be there on 19th! Can we pre-register for this? What do you advise? Thanks

Fascinating and unique place to visit.

We’ve been there a few times and love it. We will be back too!

Thanks everyone. As many of you guessed, this is Long House on Wetherill Mesa. Tours begin Sunday, May 19th at 9:30 am, 12;30 pm, and 2:00 pm. This two-hour ranger-guided tour involves hiking at least 2.25 miles (3.6km) round-trip, and climbing two 15-foot (4.5m) ladders within the site. You can purchase ticket in person, up to two days in advance. For locations, please visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/meve/planyourvisit/tour_tickets.htm. (slg)

Long House! Great dwelling

I cupped and drank some of that water

Bill McGrory, lets go here

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