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Learn How Ancestral Puebloans Endured Winter At Mesa Verde

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How did Ancestral Puebloan peoples survive winter at Mesa Verde? Sign up for this special program and learn how/NPS

A special program at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado later this month will examine how Ancestral Puebloans endured winter on the plateau.

The program, set for 11 a.m. January 21, will revolve around a ranger-led hike in the park. The hike is free, but advance sign-up is required. Children should be at least 7 years old to join the hike. Participants will meet at the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and then hike approximately three-quarters of a mile.

Participants should be prepared to be outdoors for 2-3 hours and carry extra layers of clothing and water. There is a limit of 20 people.

To sign up for the hike, for weather conditions, and for more information, call the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum at 970-529-4631. The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum is approximately a 45-minute drive from the park entrance.

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