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Mesa Verde National Park

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I've seen pictures and videos of this place my whole life but they do no justice to the moving beauty of the park. This time of year there isn't much open and I still wanted a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Gunnison, Colorado
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Gunnison, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I've seen pictures and videos of this place my whole life but they do no justice to the moving beauty of the park. This time of year there isn't much open and I still wanted a second day here. I can't imagine how long it would take to see everything. We visited the Spruce Tree House, Far View Community, and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Fascinating trip through history, to see the cliff dwellers. We had no idea there were so many cliff houses. Museum was awesome, great park rangers on hand to make things interesting and enjoyable! The views from one of the viewpoints were absolutely spectacular - could see into Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico… amazing!

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Edmore, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We have all seen the pictures and watched TV shows about Mesa Verde but, you will never believe what it is like to see it with your own two eyes. It is awe inspiring, breathtaking, beyond belief. One of those places where you feel the power of what you are seeing. You will marvel at how anyone live and built... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK WETHERILL MESA-THE FORGOTTON RUINS (COLORADO’S HIDDEN BYWAYS I) In the vastness of the rugged Colorado Plateau, there is a place that was lost, and now rediscovered. This is a place where the land is old, a place where the colors of ancient cliff ruins meets the eye in every direction. A place where the land speaks... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

There are some spectacular views off the mesa at Mesa Verde National Park, but many of the trails and parts of the Park were still closed (in late March). We were only able to get to one of the pueblos, and the walks down and back up were longer than the time we spent at the pueblo. Be sure to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in ancient history and early settlements in continental USA, this is a place you cannot afford to miss. If you are not interested in history, you can still enjoy the mesmerizing view of the cliff dwellings. The hikes are the best part of the visit.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went during Spring Break and a lot of the park was still closed but we had plenty to keep us busy for several hours. Our kiddos had fun working on their Junior Rangers badges (free activity) too! Beautiful views and interesting history make this a must stop if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went in the dead of winter and there was no one there, so we thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the history and artifacts in such a quiet place. It was pretty amazing.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful park with majestic views and ancient vibes. A photographers dream. We hiked down to some of the ancient structures as well as had taken photos from the top of the cliffs. Be sure to stop at all the signed stops. You cannot see things from the street and your car. But, when you walk down you will be astounded.... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The early life and culture of the indians of Mesa Verde is available for one to discover when visitng this National Park. My son was so intrigued with the cave dwellings and people whom lived there that he did a school project on them to learn even more. He and his father visited 17 National Parks in July of 2014... More 

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