It began to snow as we drove into the park. The higher we got the more intense it became, then suddenly the snow ceased and we where in the desert again.
A few of the famous dwelling tours are closed for winter, but we were able to view them from a few feet away.
We were able to go on a ranger guided tour of Spruce Tree House, one of the most well preserved dwellings in the region.
After visiting the museum and watching a video about the history of the ancient puebloan peoples who once called Mesa Verde home, we hiked down with a Ranger Terrapin to the site.
Begin able to walk through the dwelling and go down into a kiva ( underground circular room used for ceremonies) was incredible.
It's amazing the work and ingenuity that went into creating these structures.