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Mesa Verde National Park

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Ranked #14 of 1,659 Attractions in Colorado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Incline Village, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We loved visiting Mesa Verde! The ruins are magnificent and loved getting up close. We also hiked the petroglyph trail and I highly recommend it for good hikers. Not too hard, but challenging enough to be fun. Sad to see all the burned trees from last year's fires, but it doesn't really detract from the unaffected areas where the ruins... More

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Stettler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

So worth the drive (from staircase escalante,) what an amazing feat, the pueblo people built this all over the region. Take your time to see all of it, one day for sure!

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Owatonna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is history at its best. The guide was very informative. It is amazing how long ago these were built and they are still standing strong. The history of the people that lived in them is very interesting. Getting down to the ruins and back up is half of the fun. You climb down rocks, through tight areas and then... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have wanted to visit Mesa Verde for many years & was not disappointed once I got here. The scenery is awesome & not to be missed. It is amazing to see the ruins & imagine people living here centuries ago. Be sure to take tours with park rangers. They are so knowledgeable & you will leave full of all... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The drive to and from Mesa Verde from Highway 160 is slow and winding, but the views and scenery are just awesome. And then there are the ruins themselves. I only saw Spruce Tree House, and the assistance given by the ranger on duty (Murray) was very informative. Well worth a visit if you are in the general area.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's a long way to drive here from say Vegas or Grand Canyon, but the historical settlements and houses built in the hillsides are well worth the trip. Rangers are very helpful, and although some of the attractions are closed in Winter, there is still plenty to see and the lack of other tourists was lovely. For much of our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Cliff houses are amazing. The history and views and spectacular. They have survived for hundreds of years. And are a must see for children and the whole family. Very educational Take a guided tour the park rangers are amazing people.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Cliff houses are amazing. The history and views and spectacular. They have survived for hundreds of years. And are a must see for children and the whole family.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful National Park, well maintained and organized. I visited only one dwelling, but one of the largest ones, which doesn't require guidance like some of the others. I also only had 2-3 hrs to spare, so this was plenty to get a feel for it's splendor. There are minimum fees to enter (I have a year pass for national parks):... More

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This park was so amazing! To see the cliff houses and hear the stories was like non other! We did the cliff palace and balcony house tours, both worth the extra money. Ranger Jim who gave the tour at Cliff Palace was the best tour guide, that man loves corn.

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