Mesa Verde National Park
It is impossible to visit the park and not feel a sense of wonder: “How were these built?”, “Who lived here?”, “Where did they go?” Archeologists and geologist only speculatively answer these questions. The area is truly a wonder of history that, in my opinion, no one will ever truly understand.
I have had the privilege to visit the park a couple of times, and it leaves me amazed every time. This is one of the lesser visited National Parks, and I hope to provide guidance for anyone who wants to see these marvelous structures on their own.
When to visit:
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Things to bring to the park:
Here is how I recommend traveling the park:
We went on a huge road trip to The Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Cavers, and Mesa Verde National Park on our first American Southwest road trip. Read about that entire weeklong trip here!
There is so much to do and see in the ancient American southwest. I hope this post helps you plan the most throughout, jam-packed, educational trip you could ever hope for.
Mesa Verde is a truly remarkable place to witness, and I hope every person can experience the sheer wonder that this place holds at least once in their lives.
It will change the way you view hardship, simple living, and your modern conveniences and may put your world in a perspective you might have never imagined. It is a place unlike anywhere else in the world, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Read about other Colorado National Parks here:
4/7/2023 11:11:35 pm
I just watched your video of the four pass loop near Aspen and am now looking at more of your site. You are on the road a lot, covering so many places. It's really interesting. I am researching this trek for this summer. Thank you for the visual and descriptive info you gave during the hike. It is useful. You are a great source of practical information. Much appreciated.
4/8/2023 09:53:44 am
Thank you very much for your comment and kind words! Enjoy the Four Pass Loop. I loved that hike.. Things have changed since I did it in 2021 and permits are not required, just an FYI ;) Let me know if you have any questions!
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I'm Taylor, aka Tacos! I am sharing my journeys and experiences from across the world hoping to inspire travel and adventure in all who read!