Mesa Verde National Park

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Mesa Verde National Park
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Garey57
Lisle, IL47 contributions
Great views and Indian ruins
Jun 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed hiking to several sets of Indian ruins. Additionally, this park is set at around 9,000 feet and the views are spectacular.
Written June 7, 2021
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Love2ChaCha
Albuquerque, NM200 contributions
A Mesa Like None Other
Apr 2021 • Solo
Mesa Verde was the 1st Natl Park I ever visited when I was 8. It was great to see again as an adult & loved the Petroglyph trail. I hope to visit again.
Written June 6, 2021
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bettek
96 contributions
Amazing place to see
May 2021
What an amazing place to visit! Because of the time of year and the pandemic, there weren't a lot of options for tours. Visitor center was not open, just the gift shop. We picked up a map and just took off. Drove the Weatherill Mesa first. Steep trail to a site, which we did not do. Walked to another site. Scenery amazing. Then did the Mesa Top Loop, which had more to see and easier access. Hard to believe these people built these home where they did on those cliffs!
Written June 1, 2021
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JamieHtravels
Wisconsin417 contributions
Beautiful Park but Still Too Much Closed
May 2021
This is a beautiful park with amazing ruins but I was disappointed at how much was still closed. We had tried to get a ruins tour before we came and they were limiting it to two ruins with a max of 10 people at a time, twice a day, so they were sold out immediately. The road to Cliff Palace is currently closed, which we knew about, but we weren't expecting so many ruins and trails, and the museum to be closed as well. We were going to walk down by the Spruce House but the trail was also closed due to a bear with her cubs so we were quite limited on what we could do other than take the drive and stop at the pull outs. The ruins are amazing but if I had to do it all over again I would wait until everything was open again and stay at the lodge for the night.
Written May 25, 2021
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Karen G
San Antonio, TX666 contributions
Mostly closed
May 2021 • Couples
The park was about 80-90% closed but we did barely manage to see one of the cliff dwellings before they closed for the day. It’s disappointing but what can you do? The scenery is of course beautiful and there are plenty of overlooks. I hope they can open more parts soon. It’s still worth driving through for the scenery.
Written May 15, 2021
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John S
Cape Coral, FL786 contributions
A very interesting slice of history
Apr 2021
A very nice drive to the ruins. Although the ruins were closed to the public due to Covid-19, good photos were still able to be taken from a distance.
Written April 26, 2021
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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,088 contributions
More for culture, architecture and history
Apr 2021 • Couples
We entered the park as soon as it was opened so we could make good time to drive to Moab later in the day.
We did the Mesa top loop drive, making quick stops along the way- Point Park,Square Tower House overlook, Cliff Palace overlook, Sun Temple, overlook for the Spruce Tree House and a couple of Pablo and Anasazi ancient dwellings. The visitor centers were closed and the ranger guided tours were too early in the season to start. We exited the park after 3 hours. We were able to do so because of very little traffic in the park and not many visitors,
Written April 21, 2021
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Hoovitz
San Francisco, CA274 contributions
What a letdown
Apr 2021 • Family
This place has been on my bucket list for years. We flew into Colorado specifically to see Mesa Verde, and planned the rest of the trip around this. We knew covid restrictions would limit what was open but did not expect that the Cliff Palace stop would be blocked off on the day we were there. What a letdown after all that anticipation. The drive up was windy and not worth the little we saw. We did go to Spruce Tree House but again disappointing seeing from such a distance. Thankfully we had a national park pass and didn't have to pay to get in. If you want to see some ruins up close, we went to Bears Ears in Blanding UT and it was amazing. Wait for Mesa Verde to really open up from restrictions before you head there. Bummer!
Written April 14, 2021
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Bill W
Peoria, IL412 contributions
Amazing first Americans
Mar 2021
Nice presentation of some of the west's original residents. You get a glimpse of what life may have been like for the Native Americans of the time. One of the larger cliff dwellings we've seen.
Written April 7, 2021
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Jay W
Beaver Dam, WI162 contributions
Not just 1 or 2 sites... MANY!
Mar 2021 • Family
Although Spruce Tree House and Cliff Palace get most of the attention, there are about 30 historical sites that you can see. Many of them are visible from the Mesa Top Loop, even during the winter. We downloaded the audio tour from the NPS website and played it at each of the stops. Make sure you give yourself 3-4 hrs to explore everything and even all day of you are getting a tour inside one of the sites. It takes at least 30 min to travel from the park entrance (on a windy road) to almost all of the sites.
Written March 18, 2021
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