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Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park

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Hidden amongst a thick fir forest, Spruce Tree House housed ancient tribes in the walls of rocky cliffs. This collection of precisely carved dwellings is an exciting spectacle for anyone interested in the early history of the human race. Bring a camera and/or binoculars. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Mesa Verde National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Spruce Tree House and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • These are the first ruins you will see if you come to museum area first. They easily view and accessed from the main parking lot here. Unfortunately, they are closed to visitation for falling rocks....  more
    These are the first ruins you will see if you come to museum area first. They easily view and accessed from the main parking lot here. Unfortunately, they are closed to visitation for falling rocks....  more »
  • Unfortunately for our safety this site is currently closed to tours, but it can be seen from the path. Still worth the stop 
    Unfortunately for our safety this site is currently closed to tours, but it can be seen from the path. Still worth the stop  more »
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  • I enjoyed watch a sudden thunderstorm over the Spruce Tree House, there were two instant waterfalls next to the Spruce Tree House and right over it. You instantly realized why the ancient natives selected this place for dwelling, maybe easy access to rain falls and water collection? I even caught a lightning on my video, it was awesome! Cheers!
  • This is my favorite cliff dwelling to date. Truly a stunning site. There is no access to the dwelling right now. But we are told it will be open in the near future.

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