Mesa Verde Wilderness

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Mesa Verde Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Location Montezuma County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Cortez, CO
Coordinates 37°15′52″N108°22′52″W / 37.26444°N 108.38111°W / 37.26444; -108.38111 Coordinates: 37°15′52″N108°22′52″W / 37.26444°N 108.38111°W / 37.26444; -108.38111 [1]
Area8,500 acres (3,440 ha)
EstablishedOctober 20, 1976
Governing body National Park Service

Mesa Verde Wilderness is a 8,500-acre (3,440 ha) wilderness area located within Mesa Verde National Park in the U.S. state of Colorado. [2]

These three small and separate sections of the National Park are located on the steep north and east boundaries and serve as buffers to further protect the significant Native American sites. Unlike most wilderness areas, visitor access to Mesa Verde Wilderness is prohibited. [2] [3]

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References

  1. "Mesa Verde Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  2. 1 2 "Mesa Verde Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  3. "Mesa Verde Wilderness Area". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 11, 2012.