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Mesa Verde National Park

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Address: CO
Phone Number: 970-529-4465
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Fascinating history

Many good views required walking which was fine for us but could be difficult for older folk. Take it easy at this altitude. Be careful to wear sunscreen!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Kelso, Washington
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Kelso, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Many good views required walking which was fine for us but could be difficult for older folk. Take it easy at this altitude. Be careful to wear sunscreen!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We LOVED this national park. There are several trails that make it easy to see a lot of the ruins and cliff dwellings. Make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time for the tours to some of the dwellings you can only see with a guide. We saw Balcony House and it was amazing! The ladders were a little scary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the Park at the Far View and it rained till mid afternoon but the park did not disappoint. It was anazing!! I had a broken foot but managed to get around easily. I didn't take the long walks or tours. Staying in the Park is the way to go it adds to the experience.

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Harrison
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went to Spruce Tree House, Square Tower House, the pit houses, and the Sun Temple. The Cliff Palace was closed for repairs but you could see it well from the Sun Temple. Spent about 3 hours in the park.

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde are well preserved and tours of 50 to 3 of the more popular ruins with a ranger make the experience a educational. Balcony House is incredibly beautiful and an adventure in ladder climbing and cliff scrambling. Cliff House is the largest but closed for restoration and Long House was not open for the season... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A little off the beaten "tourist" trail, Mesa Verde National Park is that "must see" place -- a humbling, as well as invigorating, journey to a not-so-distant past . . . well, maybe within the last 1,000 year past. But, it's still a really cool place for all ages. There's enough to see and do for the entire family for... More 

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Rio, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing, I have such respect for the people who lived here so long ago. This is a World Heritage Site and is in the USA! The cost to enter is minimal, we took the paid tour of Balcony House. I had a fear to overcome, climbing the 30 foot ladder. I'm so glad I did this. Be... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

No matter your physical abilities, this park should not be missed. The rim tour (on your own at no extra cost) shows so much about the living arrangements of the early people in the gorge. Ranger walks further emphasize the lives of the native peoples, providing a history lesson about the area that we never learned about in school in... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are anywhere near this park you must go! The historical significance of the area coupled with the ruins and the landscape are more than spectacular. I recommend viewing the film at the museum up by Spruce Tree. It's very informative. In the alternative it might pay to do some reading about the area before your trip. We were... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Mesa Verde is an amazing experience. It is a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It contains over 600 archeological sites including community sites ranging from basic pit houses to exquisite cliff dwellings. It is the largest archeological preserve in the country. We took a ranger guided tour to Balcony House and a self guided tour of Spruce... More 

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