Mesa Verde Slideshow
By Christina Freeman
Multiple kivas lie beneath the ground in Spruce house.
Photos by Suzi Mitchell
Believe it or not, there is still a place on earth that Google cannot reach. A place where theories and legend surpass fact. A place where imagination reigns over reality. This wondrous spot is the living breathing "ghost town" of Mesa Verde.
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Intricate stonework is a trademark of the Ancient Puebloans evident throughout Mesa Verde. This remaining self supporting stack can be viewed at Balcony House.
Balcony House earned it's name due to the fact it is the only dwelling with a balcony separating living space with a sheer drop to the canyon below.
Access to Balcony House is only permitted on guided tours which can be reserved when arriving at the Mesa Verde. Be prepared to descend and ascend a lot of stairs.
Very few ceilings remain over the many kivas throughout Mesa Verde. This one in Balcony House has remained mostly in tact allowing visitors to gain a birds eye view of what it would have been like inside one.