Mesa Verde National Park glows by the light of luminarias -- lanterns made with candles in paper bags -- during a holiday open house.
Mesa Verde National Park
Park rangers have happened upon several instances of vandalism and graffiti.
A research professor at the University of Arizona has found the ancient inhabitants of the Mesa Verde area used complex geometry to build a temple — the first sign of such sophisticated geometrical skills in North America.
Spending was up by about 8 percent and visits rose by 5.5 percent over 2015, a new report says.
- If approved, entrance fees to the park would rise from $15 to $20 per vehicle during the summer season.Read more
The structural integrity of Spruce Tree House, one of the Southwest’s most popular archeological attractions, is a particular worry.
- A new report from the National Park Service shows that visitor spending also supported 814 jobs in the area.Read more
A new exhibit at History Colorado Center in Denver showcases the art and traditions of the Mesa Verde inhabitants once thought lost forever.