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Visit the Far View Sites for a Mesa Verde experience in Ancestral Puebloan life before their construction of the famous Mesa Verde cliff dwellings.

Over two hundred years before building the iconic cliff dwellings seen around Mesa Verde today, the Ancestral Puebloans occupied this site in huge numbers, often supporting over 50 different villages within a 0.5 square mile area.

Today, this site preserves the remnants of these once-vibrant communities, and allows visitors to gain insight into Ancestral Puebloan life before their exodus into the cliff sides. While it is not fully known why the villages moved into the hillside, it's been thought that cultural shifts and a need for increased protection may have been a potential cause.

Short Walk: Visitors can park adjacent to the Far View Sites Loop Trailhead, located on an unmarked, paved road located 1.5 miles south of the Far View Terrace Cafe on Mesa Top Ruins Rd. A short hike along the Far View Sites Loop give visitors a great tour of the area.

Family Friendly: Kids will love observing all the different structures preserved at this site.

Gem Type: Prehistoric Site

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Jul 15, 2019
Jack Sanders
6:15
Jun 25, 2019
Juan Ruiz
Nice and easy
Jun 13, 2019
Donna Kepf
Awesome walk to reflect on our native Americans past. Highly recommend
Mar 3, 2019
Jill Owen
Aug 1, 2018
Omar Albayati
Jun 9, 2018
Mikael Simpson
May 29, 2018
Thomas Barrett
Mar 14, 2018
Ryan Brouwer

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