|The breathtaking approach to the Mesa Verde area|
D and I came here with No.2 son a couple of years ago. We visited the main part of the park at Chapin Mesa where most of the dwellings are located. Today we returned and completed our visit by touring the dwellings at Wetherill Mesa. If you only have a day to spare then spend it at Chapin Mesa but these sites are so stunning it is worth a couple of days to visit them all.
|Climbing up to Balcony House at Chapin Mesa - not for the faint-hearted.|
|Cliff Palace at Chapin Mesa|
|Long House at Wetherill Mesa|
Useful Link: http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm
Practical stuff: Tickets for the guided tours go on sale two days in advance. We managed to buy tickets on the day of our tour both times we visited but if you are planning to arrive in high season it is worth trying to buy the tickets the day before at least.
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17 June 2013