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Grant To Help Mesa Verde Develop Winter Trails

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Mesa Verde National Park (credit: Jason Hussong)

Mesa Verde National Park (credit: Jason Hussong)

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Mesa Verde National Park has won a grant to help create snowshoe and ski trails to some of its more remote ruins, so people can better enjoy the park in the winter.

The National Park Foundation is granting the park $9,765 through its Active Trails program.

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado said Wednesday that developing winter recreation in the park will help attract tourists, spur economic development in southwest Colorado and inject revenue into local economies during the park’s slower months.

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