Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

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Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

Deferred maintenance surpassed in Colorado only by Rocky Mountain National Park
In 2016, Mesa Verde National Park hit a 17-year high of 593,000 visitors through November, even though the popular Spruce Tree House complex, above, was closed for repairs.
Michael Dabbs, an organizer for The Pew Charitable Trusts project Restore America’s Parks, talks with Terri Paul, of the Mesa Verde Museum Association, at the WildEdge Brewing Collective in Cortez on Aug. 18.

Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

In 2016, Mesa Verde National Park hit a 17-year high of 593,000 visitors through November, even though the popular Spruce Tree House complex, above, was closed for repairs.
Michael Dabbs, an organizer for The Pew Charitable Trusts project Restore America’s Parks, talks with Terri Paul, of the Mesa Verde Museum Association, at the WildEdge Brewing Collective in Cortez on Aug. 18.