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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Amazing structure, often crowded in summer.

Wonderful remains of a large Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling. Largest one you do not need a guided tour to get close to. That's both good and bad -- as the trail to the site can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful remains of a large Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling. Largest one you do not need a guided tour to get close to. That's both good and bad -- as the trail to the site can get crowded, and some folks fail to restrain themselves or their kids. Tune out the noise of your fellow tourists, admire the amazing structure, and... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I know the name comes from a tree but it also is very "Spruced Up"! My back hurts thinking how heavy the bricks were to carry and make this great home!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

First time to see this cliff dwelling, the museum is terrific and the film worth watching. As usual, the park rangers are patient and informative. Every bit as inspiring as Cliff Palace.

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fairport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our vacation consisted of many sights and this was worth it. After a LONG, LONG, LONG 20 mile drive with switchbacks, we arrived at the Spruce House and were amazed. How did they REALLY scale those walls? definitely take the self-guide booklet on the walkway down and have someone read it out loud for the group. It makes everything make... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

In case you are in a rush and can not join the other ranger-led tours, then do this self guided one. It provides a nice impression of what to see of the cliff dwellings.

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing walk through American history. Part of our 2015 SouthWest trip, and definitely worth the time and long drive to get to this park. It is now of those places that you need to visit in your life.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

An easy walk down amid shade trees, slightly harder coming back up ... but well worth it and a must at Mesa Verde.

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newark, delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We toured this site around 2:30 in the afternoon; it was very, very hot, and also quite a lot of people. There were two very helpful rangers at the site, and we did get to go into a kiva that had the ceiling reconstructed. I believe this is the only site where you can do that. It's in a lovely... More 

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Craig, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Quite a steep hike into a beautiful canyon to see this gem. Well worth it! Even with the strenuous hike back up!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A nice walk down to Spruce Tree House is s must do if you don't take any of the paid tours. Thus location gives you an up close and personal visit including a ladder climb if you like. Great photo opportunity and park rangers are available for questions.

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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mesa Verde National Park

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