Manitou Cliff Dwellings


We are slowly checking things off of our Colorado Adventure List. We made it over to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings this fall on the most gorgeous day! The weather was perfect, plants were in bloom, and I enjoyed so much bringing out my ‘good camera,’ and shooting away.

The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are Anasazi Ruins that are between 800 and 1000 years old and were moved from McElmo Canyon, in Southwest Colorado near Mesa Verde. The ruins were moved in the early 1900s in an effort to preserve and protect them.

We were able to enter into parts of the ruins to explore and learn more about how the Anasazi people lived. We also visited the on-site museum which allows you to learn more about the daily life, see artifacts, and view exhibits on the Anasazi.

Colorado is full of so much history and I love that we will be able to experience it and teach Addison about so many different people, places, and things while living here.


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