Best things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is in southwest Colorado. It is known for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, most notably the massive Cliff Palace.

1. Tour a Cliff Dwelling

No trip to Mesa Verde is complete without attending a ranger-led tour of an Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling. This is the only way to reach these beautiful and remote sites.

2. Stop by the Museum

The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum provides a fascinating look into the history of Mesa Verde.

3. See Petroglyphs

4. See Cliff Dwellings from the Rim

5. Attend a Campfire Program

6. Watch for Wildlife

7. Go Back Even Farther in Time

8. See Ancient Farming Terraces

9. Have Dinner in the Park

10. See the View From a Fire Lookout


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