Visit national parks of the Southwest and you’ll see remnants of an ancient society -- their well-placed cliff dwellings, smoke stains on rock overhangs, curious art works staring back at you from cliff walls.

Dining At The Parks: The Metate Room At Mesa Verde National Park

It’s not often you walk out of a national park lodge restaurant feeling wowed. But that was my experience during a recent stay at the Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.

Movement Along Fault Line Threatening Cliff Palace At Mesa Verde National Park

Some 800 years after it was built within an alcove in southern Colorado, a section of Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park is being threatened by a fault that is damaging the iconic cliff ruin.

New Booklet Tracks World Heritage Sites Across The National Park System

There are a surprising number of World Heritage Sites in the National Park System. A new booklet tracks them and explains why they carry this distinction.

Special Photo Workshop This Fall In Mesa Verde National Park

For most of us, capturing great pictures during our national park visits is difficult at best. To help you get that perfect shot at Mesa Verde National Park, a special three-day photography workshop has been scheduled for this fall.

Energy Department, National Park Service Team Up To Launch Alternative Fuel Vehicles

In a move to help the National Park System become more fuel efficient, the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy are partnering to bring alternative fuel vehicles to the parks.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day In Rocky Mountain National Park Or Mesa Verde National Park

If you missed celebrating International Migratory Bird Day last month, you can make it up by heading to Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday for a bird walk in the park

A $25 Hike At Mesa Verde National Park

For $25, you can drive into Yellowstone or Yosemite national parks, your car loaded with family, and spend the rest of the week exploring. At Mesa Verde National Park, after paying the park's $15 entrance fee, another $25 fee will get you -- only you, not your entire family -- on a two-hour hike to either Mug House or Square Tower House.

National Park Mystery Photo 50 Revealed: An Enigmatic Ruin

The dimpled stones of time-worn walls still hold their secrets.

Three Special Tours Being Offered At Mesa Verde National Park This Summer

A few special tours are on tap at Mesa Verde National Park this summer and early fall, including visits to both the Mug House and Square Tower House ruins.