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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.
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!
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