Based on inputs from this forum and my previous post we have decided to visit Mesa Verde in August. We will be there on a Thursday and I'm wondering how crowded it is midweek. Would we be able to visit both Cliff Palace and Balcony House in 1 day or would we need to leave one for the next day? I would prefer to see as much in one day, because we're headed to Gread Sand Dunes Park the next day and I know my kids will be excited to run wild in the dunes.
Also, how are the tent camping facilities in the park? When I read that there are 435 sites, I picture no privacy and very loud.