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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, CO

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Great to see ruins up close

Since we went during spring break not all the locations are open. It was great to see these ruins up close. Nice hike down and back up from the museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Greeley, Colorado
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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Since we went during spring break not all the locations are open. It was great to see these ruins up close. Nice hike down and back up from the museum.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This was the only of the major ruins open as were there is March 2015. It is apparently the best preserved. It was wonderful and the park ranger there who answered questions was excellent too.

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Kanab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was the only part of the park open to be explored during our visit, but it was still awesome. Few people were here when we arrived, and there was a ranger hanging around. We asked her a lot of questions and she was extremely knowledgeable and engaging on every subject, telling us all about farming and daily life in... More 

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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited Mesa Verde National Park as part of a larger trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand Canyon. Though the other two were beautiful, Mesa Verde was our favorite. The main reason was the tour of Spruce Tree House. Our guide was fantastic. The views were terrific. The history is amazing. Being history teachers, we absolutely loved... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We visited in Jan, the Spruce Tree house has a guided tour three times a day in the winter. The other major sites are closed, however you can see a few on the 6 mile drive loop. We will definitely return in the Spring to enjoy the entire park!

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Well worth the 25 mile drive from Park entrance to Spruce Tree House. Some great vistas along the way. Nice little hike down into the canyon which is steep but paved. I would say wheel chair access is limited at this point. Take water and rest rooms are back at the car park Ruins well presented and in great condition... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited Mesa Verde National Park in early October and were blown away by this ancient area. To get to it there is a bit of a hike on a switch-back paved downhill path. But there were a few people who needed rest stops on the way back up so keep that in mind. There are park rangers at the... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Park brochure seems to imply that this site is accessible to those with mobility issues - if they have help. Well, unless that help is going to carry you on their shoulders it is not going to happen. I started down in my mobility scooter when after seeing seniors sitting struggling to breath, and one nursing his heart condition,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A beautiful place. Great museum at Spruce Tree, but some of the museum rooms do not have ramp(s) for a wheelchair. Pretty strenuous hike back UP from the Spruce Tree ruin, bring water and rest often. Excellent gift shop and very informative and helpful staff, from the rangers to the shop staff to the volunteers, everyone very welcoming. We visited... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you cannot do other ranger tours, then make the effort to walk down this well paved path to the pueblo ruins below. They are great and well worth it. You can climb down the ladder into the kiva if you want. The ranger on duty will answer all questions and is happy to tell you a bit of the... More 

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