Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. (NPS)

Open daily, year-round.
After wanting to visit this place for many years, I finally got a chance to see it with my own eyes. I truly was not prepared for how awesome it was.

It was a gorgeous sunny, yet cool day in February. There weren’t many people there; even on a Sunday. My husband and I practically had the park to ourselves. We enjoyed the entire park. There were many trails with stunning views. The cliff dwellings were quite amazing to see, as were the pueblo sites.The visitor center was extremely informative. There were archives of photos, pottery, clothing, and more.

I highly recommend, if you are ever around this area, to take the time and visit here!
All National Parks are worth the visit and I also recommend buying a year park pass.

(NPS- http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm)

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