Mesa Verde lights up

Luminaries light the path as it zig-zags down to Spruce Tree House for the annual Mesa Verde National Park Holiday Open House. Enlargephoto

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Luminaries light the path as it zig-zags down to Spruce Tree House for the annual Mesa Verde National Park Holiday Open House.

M-CHS students Blair Rice and Arica Dean light candles in the luminaria bags to mark the path leading to the Spruce Tree House. Enlargephoto

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M-CHS students Blair Rice and Arica Dean light candles in the luminaria bags to mark the path leading to the Spruce Tree House.

A luminaria catches fire and was quickly put out with handfulls of snow. Enlargephoto

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A luminaria catches fire and was quickly put out with handfulls of snow.

Snow frames Spruce Tree House as the ruin is lit up for the Luminaria Open House. Enlargephoto

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Snow frames Spruce Tree House as the ruin is lit up for the Luminaria Open House.

Kay Barnett places a lantern inside Spruce Tree House for the open house. Enlargephoto

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Kay Barnett places a lantern inside Spruce Tree House for the open house.