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Mesa Verde in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Canyon Barriers

Mesa Verde National Park

 
 
Canyon Barriers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
1. Canyon Barriers Marker
Inscription. Surrounded by deep canyons, villages here seem isolated, cut off from people on other mesas. Look closely at these cliffs and imagine hand and toe trails pecked into the sheer sandstone. These vertical trails were the Anasaziís highways; steep climbs were part of their daily routine.

Throughout the Mesa Verde area there is strong evidence of cooperation and exchange: ceremonial structures like Sun Temple check dams, widespread advances in pottery and architecture. The Mesa Verde culture could not have developed so rapidly, or accomplished so much in isolation.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 37° 9.942′ N, 108° 29.49′ W. Marker is in Mesa Verde, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker is on Mesa Top Loop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesa Verde National Park CO 81330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pithouse Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fire Temple (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oak Tree House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Split-Level History (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mesa Verde Administrative District
Mesa Verde Canyon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
2. Mesa Verde Canyon
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs (approx. 5.2 miles away); Far View Reservoir (approx. 5.2 miles away); A Monument to Time (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa Verde.
 
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Mesa Verde Canyon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
3. Mesa Verde Canyon
Mesa Verde Canyon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
4. Mesa Verde Canyon
Sign at Parking Area image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
5. Sign at Parking Area
Sign at the entrance to the park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
6. Sign at the entrance to the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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