Feb 10, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Coast hung out at a kennel today while we drove up to Mesa Verde National Park to see more cliff dwelling ruins - 170 miles from the Canyon de Chelly cliff dwellings. This area was occupied by the Ancestral Puebloans from AD 550 - 1300. Then they moved out of the area, and no one seems to know quite why. We think they must have finally realized it was difficult living in a cliff house that was very hard to access. There are about 600 cliff dwelling ruins in Mesa Verde NP - some are viewable from overlooks on the opposite sides of the canyons.