I'm planning on a three night camping visit to Mesa Verde NP from July 3-6 in 2012. That will give me 2 full days in the park.
I'm sure that I can't see/do everything I'd like to in those two days, so I would appreciate some help priortizing what is best to see/do.
Definites include getting tickets for Cliff Palace, Balcony House and Long House when I arrive on Wednesday night July 3. (Obviously I can't "plan" my days or route until I know when I can do these tours.)
Other options of interest include:
Mesa Top Loop Road with 12 sites/stops
Cliff Palace Loop Road with overlooks
Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum
Far View Sites Complex
Mesa Top Tower and Kiva
Wetherill Mesa Road
Badger House Trail
Thanks for any guidance.