Mesa Verde National Park

Posted on September 19, 2012

I have wanted to visit Mesa Verde for several years. My grandfather, George Gibson, painted a really amazing view of Cliff Palace. I remember noticing the beautiful arching rock formations and the details of the rooms and windows. At the time, the image and place really didn’t have a name in my mind. I think I was too shy to ask my grandfather about the painting.

Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The park was created in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt, to protect some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world, or as he said, “preserve the works of man”. It 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. There are over 4,000 archaeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings of the Pueblo people at the site. – Wikipedia