Managers at Mesa Verde National Park closed the park on Friday as a winter storm dropped snow on southwestern Colorado.
Officials with the National Park Service shared a photo on social media showing one of the awe-inspiring cliff dwelling in the park during the storm. Spruce Tree House was visible with snow-covered trees in the foreground and above the cliff in the background.
Park officials wrote on social media that park was closing due to icy and snowy road conditions. The park's website describes the route into the park as "a steep, narrow, winding mountain road."
Snow isthrough the weekend. Some mountain ranges are projected to get between 5 and 10 inches of snow. Mesa Verde's elevation ranges from 7,000 to 8,400 feet.
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