|Point Lookout Trail, along the North Rim, Mesa Verde National Park.|
It's a high table, deeply dissected by canyons that flow (when there is any flowing water) to the south. The "mesa" is also titled toward the south. Between these two conditions, it came to be home to the largest cliff dwellings in North America.
|Square Tower House cliff dwelling, Mesa Verde.|
|Point Lookout, the very northern edge of Mesa Verde.|
|From the northern edge of Point Lookout.|
|Looking north from atop Point Lookout, onto the Mancos Valley and the La Plata Mountains.|
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