The beautiful Mesa Verde National Park is located in Colorado and holds ancient structures that date back hundreds of years to the 13th- and 14th-century civilizations.

Mesa Verde was home to “Anasazi,” which was the name Navajo people called their enemies. There are rectangular structures along the cliffs and in other locations known as Kivas. Centuries ago, they had religious importance.

Mesa Verde has been a national park since 1906, primarily because they wanted to preserve the incredible archaeological heritage. Out of all the archaeological sites in the US, it’s believed that most of them are located in this park.

“Currently, Mesa Verde has over 4,700 archaeological sites with many more yet to be revealed. The mission of the archaeological program at Mesa Verde National Park is to conduct, encourage, and facilitate archaeological and ethnographic research focused on prehistoric and historic occupations in Mesa Verde. Additionally, the program links research results to the regional histories of northern San Juan and greater Southwest,” reads Mesa Verde’s website.

Mesa Verde’s address is No.1 Navajo Hill, CO 81330. You can visit it now, but some parts of the park aren’t available for visitors. There are plenty of sightseeing points and places to hike that a visit is absolutely worth it.