P.O. Box 8
Mesa Verde, CO , 81330-0008
Phone: (970) 529-4465
Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado. It was created in 1906 to protect some of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the world. The park occupies 81.4 square miles near the Four Corners and features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the Ancestral Puebloan people, sometimes called the Anasazi. The Ancestral Puebloans made these stone villages their home in the 1200s AD.
Mesa Verde is best known for cliff dwellings, which are structures built within caves and under outcropping in cliffs including Cliff Palace, which is thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The Spanish term Mesa Verde translates into English as "green table". Approximately 600 of the over 4700 archeological sites found in Mesa Verde National Park are cliff dwellings
2 new machines May 2010
Machine #1 Spruce Tree Terrace Gift Shop. The shop and cafe are on the left side at the center of the main parking lot after you pass the Spruce Tree House Museum & Book Store. As you enter through the main door, the machine will be to your left in the hallway leading to the cafe and just outside the Gift Shop entrance.
Machine #2 is at the Far View Terrace Cafe and Gift Shop which is just beyond the Park Visitor's Center. Far View Terrace has its own parking lot several hundred yards further up the road beyond the Visitor's Center parking lot. As you go from the parking lot to the building, use the entrance farthest from the parking lot. As you enter the building, turn right and the machine will be ahead of you on the left. It is against the wall in the cafe dining area on the side opposite the Gift Shop and Snack Bar serving area.
Machine #3 Is at the Park Visitor's Center at Far View. As you enter the building to purchase tour tickets, the machine will be to your right, to the right of the exhibit of the stuffed Mountain Lion.
10/28/2010 Far View Visitor Center & Terrace Cafe are only open seasonally (spring to early fall). Spruce Tree Terrace is open year round. You will have to pay the NP entrance fee of $10 per car load.
All machines working, in same places and with same designs as of May 2012.