Oak Tree House

Oak Tree House (HM1CMG)

Location: Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330 Montezuma County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 9.852', W 108° 28.716'

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Mesa Verde National Park

Adapting to Alcoves
To level the sloping alcove floor, the Anasazi filled in behind retaining walls. The altered floor not only supported rooms but also provided working space and a safe play area for children.

Oak Tree House appears to utilize every inch of alcove space. Some apartments rose four stories to the roof of the inner alcove. There are additional storage rooms along an upper ledge.

Oak Tree House contains about 50 rooms and 6 kivas.

(Inscription under the photo on the right) Smoke-blackened rear wall show evidence of many cooking fires and the struggle to survive winter. Try to distinguish smoke stains from natural mineral stains on the rock.
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 723880 N 4116064
Decimal Degrees37.16420000, -108.47860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 9.852', W 108° 28.716'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 9' 51.12" N, 108° 28' 42.96" W
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Area Code(s)970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 State Hwy 10, Mesa Verde National Park CO 81330, US
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