Mesa Verde Wilderness

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Mesa Verde Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Mesa Verde Wilderness
Map showing the location of Mesa Verde Wilderness
Location Montezuma County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Cortez, CO
Coordinates 37°15′52″N 108°22′52″W / 37.26444°N 108.38111°W / 37.26444; -108.38111Coordinates: 37°15′52″N 108°22′52″W / 37.26444°N 108.38111°W / 37.26444; -108.38111[1]
Area 8,500 acres (34 km2)
Established October 20, 1976
Governing body National Park Service

Mesa Verde Wilderness is a 8,500-acre (34 km2) 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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  1. ^ "Mesa Verde Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Mesa Verde Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mesa Verde Wilderness Area". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 11, 2012.