Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and the snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital, and largest city feature a vibrant downtown area.

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Explore the Culture and History: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

  The cliff  Palace dwelling of the native Americans at Mesa Verde, Colorado 600 years ago. Recent studies reveal that Cliff Palace contained 150 rooms and 23 kivas and had a population of approximately 100 people and nearly 600 cliff dwellings. The primary construction materials for the cliff dwellings were sandstone, mortar, and wooden beams. The ...