Horseback to the cliff houses in early days of Mesa Verde

Horseback to the cliff houses in early days of Mesa Verde

Spruce Tree Camp at Mesa Verde. According to an ad of the times, visitors left Mancos at 7:30 a.m., arrived at the camp the same day, visited the ruins on the second day and returned to Mancos the third day.
Charles B. Kelly at the livery stable in Mancos. The Mesa Verde guide’s main business was taking tourists by horseback to Mesa Verde to view the Indian ruins.
Montezuma County Historical Society

Ed Levy, left, with Deac Walters. Walters took tourists to the Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde National Park.
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