Mesa Verde National Park

Way back when we first got married I asked my wife if she’d ever been to Yellowstone. She said no, and our first trip was planned. My next question was have you been to Arches and Mesa Verde. Again she said no, and our second trip was planned. This anecdote also…

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Mesa Verde Kid Hikes

Mesa Verde has some amazing hikes for kids. There are four ranger led hikes and many other self-guided hikes that you can explore while in Mesa Verde National Park. Here’s our review of hikes that you should take while visiting this national park. Click on any link for a complete review…

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Read more about the article Step House | Mesa Verde
Step House is a fun one to visit for the kids because you can walk through so many parts of it.

Step House | Mesa Verde

Step House is a self-guided tour in Mesa Verde National Park. You can access the trailhead by driving all the way out to the end of the Weatherill Mesa Road where the Long House Tour begins. This hike is easy compared to some of the ranger-led tours like Cliff Palace and…

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Balcony House | Mesa Verde

Balcony House is one of four ranger-guided tours in Mesa Verde National Park along with Cliff Palace, Spruce Tree House, and Long House. Balcony House is by far the most adventurous to reach for reasons described below. We left the 3 year-old and the grandparents out of this one, though other…

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Spruce Tree House | Mesa Verde

Spruce Tree House is our favorite site in Mesa Verde National Park, and unfortunately, as of June 2016 the house is closed due to instable rocks. Make sure to check the condition of this hike before you go. Luckily, you can still overlook Spruce House from the museum, and it is…

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Far View Sites | Mesa Verde

Far View Sites is a small self-guided trail that shows mesa top pithouses and other ruins in Mesa Verde National Park. One of the things that we really liked about this short flat trail is that it allows you to enter one of the ruins and walk around as long as…

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