Special Tours for Photographers

Special Tours for Photographers

Mesa Verde Park Staff is offering two special tours for Summer 2017! There will be four special sunrise tours of Balcony House and Twilight Tours of Cliff Palace everyday May 26 – Sept 9. These tours will offer a unique oppoerunity to capture these spectacular cliff dwellings

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Petroglyph Point Trail Hike

Petroglyph Point Trail Hike

The Petroglyph Point Trail is a lovely excursion for the active bunch to do while visiting Mesa Verde. The 2.4 mile trail is a good activity to do during the heat of the day. The majority of the trail and most strenuous part is shaded, ending with

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Step House on Wetherill Mesa

Step House on Wetherill Mesa

This self-guided tour of Step House on Wetherill Mesa is quick and accessible from the trail, 3/4 mile in length that loops the dwelling. We recommend doing this either at the beginning or end of the day due to the high sun exposure of the trail and

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Monsoon Season in Southwest Colorado

Monsoon Season in Southwest Colorado

The annual monsoons in Southwest Colorado are something to be prepared for. Here are six tips on how to make the most out of your day without getting soaked! Get out and about early: Monsoon weather hits in the afternoon so plan on outdoor activities in the

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Climbing the Ladder at Balcony House

Climbing the Ladder at Balcony House

Balcony House is an incredible ranger-guided tour. There is a 32 foot ladder to the entrance! It may sound intimidating but thousands of travelers make it up every year and the Ranger is there to encourage you. Very small children may not want to participate in this

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