Mesa Verde means “green table” in Spanish, but the area isn’t perfectly flat. To get technical, the area is a cuesta, not a mesa, because of several large canyons and alcoves that break up the flats, which, themselves, are actually slanted. Yet, standing before vast green plains that rise into steep cliffs in every direction, categories might cease to matter. Many visitors come to the area to visit the remains of residences carved out of the rock in these mighty cliffs. Petroglyphs and wall paintings remain from Puebloan and Ute peoples who inhabited the land in ancient times. The Cliff Palace is the best-known cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde. The ruin, which expands over several stories, dates back almost 700 years. Glampers, inspired by the cliff dwellings, will, naturally, want accommodations harmoniously in sync with their environs. Book one of these unique rentals near Mesa Verde National Park for a getaway that puts you in touch with the region’s spectacular ancestral lands.