Mesa Verde is approximately one hundred air miles north of the great ruins of Chaco Canyon and perhaps two hundred miles northwest of Sante Fe. Mesa Verde is located in the extreme southwest corner of the State of Colorado, and easily accessible by paved road with most imaginable facilities including a hotel on site and nearby. Mesa Verde is built on an elevated flatland, in the Southwest called a "mesa". It is significantly higher in elevation than Chaco Canyon, giving it more precipitation and a cooler climate.
This series in now in the photo archives of the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum in Sante Fe, New Mexico. If you have interest in them contact: http://www.palaceofthegovernors.org/photoarchives.html