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Spruce Tree House

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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Phone Number: 9705294465
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A must see!

The park is awesome and very interesting. I learned a lot. The Spruce Tree House was amazing and beautiful. This is a must see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Natalie Y
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Buffalo, New York
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Independence, Missouri
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This attraction was not open and probably won't be for a few years. So we could only view it from afar. I assume it is very similar to Cliff Palace

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 3 star rating only because we could not get to the dwelling because it is closed for restoration. The overlook view is gorgeous. It will be worth another trip to see it when it reopens.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is awesome and very interesting. I learned a lot. The Spruce Tree House was amazing and beautiful. This is a must see!

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Thank Natalie Y
Scottsdale, Arizona
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87 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because rockfall, we could not tour the Spruce House, but the view was inspiring. It is amazing how these people built these villages and farmed the land on the mesa over them. The drive into the park and the views are wonderful.

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San Antonio, Texas
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185 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guides were able to give information, but for safety reasons, no one is able to go down to Spruce Tree House.

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Thank stefhim
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although you cannot actually take a tour of this area at present, due to rockfall, it is still worth viewing from the viewpoint and taking pictures, albeit with a zoom is better.

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though structural issues preclude hiking tours through this ruin, it is still a magnificent view from the adjoining canyon walls. Easy to access the ruins by the museum.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touring the park by car led us to Spruce tree house. We were there in early June 2016. The ruins are closed and a glimps can be seen. But the museum is worth the visit. There is a restaurant that serves burgers etc. but the best deal is the outside bbq pulled pork or brisket. Very very good meal. Also... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a nice view of Spruce Tree House from the overlook just down the hill from the Museum since you can't tour it any longer. A Ranger is available to talk to you about the site and answer any questions. You certainly shouldn't avoiding stopping here because it's closed for tours.

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San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately the site is closed due to structural issues. The Park Service is working to stabilize it but it will probably take several years if it ever reopens. The view from the Spruce Tree lookout across the canyon is well worth going to see.

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