Mesa Verde National Park

I figured it was high time I dedicate a post to Mesa Verde National Park.  Even though we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this beautiful park it has been recommended to us by quite a few people. Mesa Verde National Park has been added to our “to do” list.

Some interesting facts about Mesa Verde National Park:

  • Mesa Verde is Spanish for green table
  • From A.D. 600 to 1300 Mesa Verde was home to the Pueblo people
  • Mesa Verde National Park protects nearly 5,000 archeological sites including 600 cliff dwellings
  • Park Point is the highest elevation in the park (8,427 feet)
  • Park Point has a 360 degree panoramic view that is considered one of the grandest views in the country
  • Mesa Verde National Park is located in southwestern Colorado
  • Mesa Verde National Park occupies 81.4 square miles near Four Corners

I used the following websites to gather information and pictures about Mesa Verde National Park:

Have you been to Mesa Verde National Park?  What is your favorite National Park?  I have a hard time narrowing it down to one park because there hasn’t been a National Park I don’t like but currently my favorites are Zion National Park and the Grand Tetons National Park.


17 thoughts on “Mesa Verde National Park

    • Thank you for stopping by. I will definitely check out your postings. I figured out it is a little over 6 hours from Denver to the Park so we will definitely need to plan to stay at least a couple of days.

  1. Oh, Mesa Verde has been on our list for a long time! We still haven’t made it down, because they don’t allow dogs in the park. (We always have a hard time justifying going hiking and NOT taking our dog.) Looking forward to more Colorado posts!

    • I totally agree with you about hiking without your dog. We want our dog to enjoy the outdoors with us. The park is a little over 6 hours away from Denver. I will have to do some planning when we go. So glad you stopped by.

  2. Hi! Tom from England here. I was lucky enough to visit this amazing place a few years ago. I would like to revisit it now I have read about it and understand it more. Thanks for posting.

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