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Mesa Verde National Park

View prehistoric ruins standing untouched beneath the cliff edges. The soft, flowing sandstone canyons here are a beautiful sight.

Marvel at perfectly preserved remains of Ancestral Pueblo communes that date back thousands of years. Clamber up wooden ladders and through tunnels to reach superb vantage points for gazing across Mesa Verde National Park.

Hidden among the vast sandy plains of southwestern Colorado, this majestic location features one of the oldest examples of early human life in North America. Ancestral Puebloans lived here between A.D. 600 and 1300 before leaving behind approximately 5,000 sites including 600 cliff dwellings. 

Set off with your guide on a 1-hour tour departing from the park’s visitor center. Start at the Chapin Mesa area of the park where you will find the highest concentration of sites, including Cliff Palace. Climb the five ladders to access this astonishing network of buildings dug into the canyon. The 150 rooms built from sandstone and wood beams once provided shelter for close to 100 people. 

Back at ground level continue east along the path toward Balcony House. Getting here means climbing numerous ladders and staircases. As the name suggests, this settlement provides splendid views, particularly toward Soda Canyon’s jagged path through the sandstone. This dwelling is smaller, consisting of 40 rooms and several small plazas. 

Access nearby Spruce Tree Hill more easily. Constructed during the 13th century, this dwelling was discovered in 1888 by local ranchers while searching for stray cattle. It is set into a natural alcove just above ground and features ceremonial chambers as well as small homes. 

Before you leave, investigate the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Study a selection of detailed dioramas to understand what life was like for the Ancestral Puebloans and see rare artifacts including tools used to hunt and eat. To learn more, attend an evening ranger talk at Morefield Amphitheater.

The entrance to Mesa Verde National Park is approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Durango. The park is open year-round and there is a small admission fee.  

U.S. national parks offer affordable adventure for all types of travelers and frequently provide fascinating history lessons. Enjoy your trip to Mesa Verde National Park as you learn about your predecessors in North America.

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Far View Lodge $133
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Far View Lodge

Far View Lodge

Mile Marker 15, inside, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
     
    3.8 of 5
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Leah at the front desk was amazing and so very helpful in so many ways. Having a balcony attached to my room was a wonderful perk and I sat out looking at the views in the evening while the sun set. COVID disrupted amenities. They did the best they could. The floors are bare which wasn't ideal because ...

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    Mesa Verde National Park, CO
       
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      Situated in the mountains, this historic hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Wetherill Mesa and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Far View Sites. Park Point and Farming Terrace Trail are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Wilderness Retreat, Found! Elegant Unit for 4 Guests, Close to Attractions $184
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      Wilderness Retreat, Found! Elegant Unit for 4 Guests, Close to Attractions

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        Situated in the mountains, this historic hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Wetherill Mesa and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Far View Sites. Park Point and Farming Terrace Trail are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Friends and Family Mesa Verde Getaway! Two Comfy Units for 8 Guests, Parking $367
        Friends and Family Mesa Verde Getaway! Two Comfy Units for 8 Guests, Parking

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          Situated in the mountains, this historic hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Wetherill Mesa and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Far View Sites. Park Point and Farming Terrace Trail are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Baymont by Wyndham Cortez $73
          Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020
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          Baymont by Wyndham Cortez

          Baymont by Wyndham Cortez

          2279 Hawkins, Cortez, CO
             
            4.1 of 5
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            I loved the jetted tub in the room. Clean and room was plenty big.

            Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez $84
            Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020
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            Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez

            Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez

            2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO
               
              4.5 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nice and clean place. Sound isolation is a little poor, so if you have kids ask for a room at the 1st floor to avoid complaints.

              Hampton Inn Mesa Verde/Cortez $93
              Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020
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              Hampton Inn Mesa Verde/Cortez

              Hampton Inn Mesa Verde/Cortez

              2244 E Hawkins St, Cortez, CO
                 
                4.6 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                We enjoyed the 2 Queen beds that were very comfortable, fridge & microwave. The breakfast was warm and served on time. The indoor pool & spa were great! The laundry was not as expected...washer working & dryer out of order. There was a laundromat just a short drive away which worked out since we ...

                Blue Lake Ranch $189
                Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020
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                Blue Lake Ranch

                Blue Lake Ranch

                16919 Highway 140, Durango, CO
                   
                  4.8 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Our stay was wonderful! The lake view suite was very clean, comfortable and had a great view. I really loved that they had whole bean coffee and a grinder for fresh coffee in the suite for us. Also, they didn’t make the same breakueach morning and we loved the variety and the food was great!

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