Mesa Verde NP is one of those not to be missed parks. I had been there many years ago but was happy to go back again with Mike. Besides, we were able to do the Long House tour which I had not done previously. These huge pueblo ruins built in alcoves under the mesa rim are truly marvels! You must plan ahead if thinking about seeing this park as tours have to be planned ahead of time and ruins open for the season at different times.
What you see below is a fraction of the ruins that you will see as you drive the mesa rims at the park!
|Getting ready to tour Cliff Palace|
|local Mesa Verde resident|
|a nice petroglyph panel on a trail|
|Spruce Tree House|
|Square Tower House|
|Sunset House (I think, saw from across canyon)|
|on our way to tour Long House|
|yes, we got to climb ladders|
|Long House has the best view!!!|
|we were able to explore Step House without arranging a tour|
|on the way "home"|