Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park

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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  • We were delighted to see the Spruce Tree Pueblo from a distance, but after the first of Nov., the guided tours are closed. Even though it was 60 degrees and sunny on the day we toured, the pathway...  more »
  • It doesn't get better than the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. There were so many different stops along our ride and spent the entire day just going from one to another to another. It was a WOW...  more »
  • We were visiting the gift shop and this place was right next door so we went to see it. We walked down a dirt path and got some great photos of the pueblo ruins.  more »
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  • 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.
  • It had every thing thair I loved it. It was awesome.
  • Great! I got a spiced latte which was delicious. I wanted food, there are several vegetarian options. The woman making the coffee suggested the veggie begal. It was really good! I would stop here again and get the exact same things.
  • Best preserved house in this park. Closed because the ceiling is not stable but beautiful views can be had at the Chapin Mesa museum

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