Our visit to Mesa Verde National Park

We made a visit to Mesa Verde National Park near Durango, Colorado last spring. Here are a few photos of this incredible archive of early American inhabitants who called these canyons home over 1400 years ago.

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Sun Point View at Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park view provides an incredible overlook. Without the park guests in the foreground, it’s impossible to comprehend the incredible scale and grandeur of the cliff house dwellings several miles away across the steep canyon.

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The massive Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. But without people to put it in scale, it really looks like a miniature model.
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Look closely and you can spot the park rangers conducting an inspection of this smaller cliff dwelling. Can you imagine calling this your home over a thousand years ago?

I hope you’ll have an opportunity to visit Mesa Verde National Park someday.