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"Far View Sites: Far View Tower" Top 5 Page for this destination Mesa Verde National Park Things to Do Tip by Basaic

Mesa Verde National Park Things to Do: 137 reviews and 297 photos

  Far View Tower
by Basaic

Another interesting site in the Far View Community was the Far View Tower. Towers were several stories tall, were built using double coursed masonry and only during the later periods of construction (usually 1100 to 1300 AD). The exact use of these towers is unknown but they were frequently connected to kivas by a tunnel so they may have been ceremonial or religious in use. What do you think? Also of particular interest to me were the "Keyhole Kivas", so called because of their shape like an old keyhole.

Address: P.O. Box 8, Mesa Verde National Park CO 81330
Phone: (970) 529-4465

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  • Written Nov 5, 2011
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