Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park

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Ruin · Tourist Spot
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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  • When I visited the park a lot was closed but the viewing area for this location was near the road and the easiest to get to. I did not attempt to hike closer as the high altitude was bothering me...  more »
  • When we went in March 2021, there were no tours, but the view behind the visitor center was quite good. In fact, it was a lot closer than our other views of Cliff House, Oak House and Square House...  more »
  • One of the best ruins in the park that have survived and we'll preserved due to the location and how they built these magnificent dwellings. Everything you can possibly find in the area have been well taken care of and protected so we can enjoy what these amazing people were able to accomplish with so little. This as most sites are worth observation. A+
  • This is one of only 2 houses that you can take a self guided tour of. Unfortunately it was closed during our visit. You can still get nice views of it from the trail head.

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