Mesa Verde National Park is located in Montezuma County in the southwestern corner of Colorado (near the famous “Four Corners” area). In addition to being both a U.S. National Park and a United Nations World Heritage Site, it holds the title of being the largest archeological preserve in the country. It covers 81.4 square miles of land that encompasses several ruins of structures built by the Pueblo people (also referred to as Anasazi) in ancient times, over 600 cliff dwellings, and more than 4,000 archeological sites. It was established as a park by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Today visitors can enjoy a variety of activities within the park, including hiking, biking, snowmobiling, skiing, hunting, fishing, camping, and golf. Both coach tours and self-guided tours are also available. When you are finished outdoors, you can enjoy several wonderful lodging, dining, and shopping options. A trip to Mesa Verde Country will certainly be one to remember.