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Mesa Verde National Park CO

by Julie
(Cortez, CO)

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This is a great park to learn about the Native American culture. You can visit the homes of the ancient ancestral Puebloans that used to live in the area.




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Thanks, Julie!

Visiting Mesa Verde is definitely on my bucket list! I've seen photos of the cliff dwellings, and I would love to see them in real life. I'm fascinated by the ingenuity that humans have used to survive and thrive in less-than-hospitable settings.

The Ancestral Puebloans, or Anasazi, built these amazing villages - in caves and under cliff outcrops - over a thousand years ago!

Morefield Campground is located right inside Mesa Verde National Park. Reservations are recommended for the full-service RV sites, but apparently the tent sites are usually available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

During the high season, you can buy gas and food in the park.

At the Visitor Center you'll find exhibits, park information and a bookstore.

There are lots of hiking trails in the park - and lots of wildlife. Perhaps I'll see a coyote, a mountain lion or some golden eagles. More likely, I'll see rock squirrels and rabbits. I would prefer not to see a tarantula or a bullsnake!

I'll post more information about Mesa Verde once I have seen it myself. Thanks again, Julie, for sharing your impressions of the park with us!

Ellen






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