The landscape of Mesa Verde Country’s rolling plains, towering mountains, and spectacular mesas has nurtured people for thousands of years. To experience Mesa Verde Country is to travel back through time. It’s nearly impossible to explore the thousands of ancient archaeological sites in a lifetime, let alone a week. Located on open plains and perched high in cliff faces, each site will intrigue and spark a human connection. As you wander these same paths through forests and canyons you’ll marvel at the same skies the Ancestral Puebloans did lifetimes ago. As Southwestern Colorado’s outdoor recreation and cultural hub, Mesa Verde Country will reward you with adventure at every turn.