Mesa Verde National Park, CO (7-3-08) - dwhike
Balcony House (A.D. 1180-1270)

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde is a place truly umatched by any other in the country. The area was occupied by native Puebloans between 600-1300 A.D. Within the park are literally hundreds of ancient structures from ancient pit dwellings to the cliff dwellings the park is most famous for. We only had a short day but were fortunate to be able to auto tour most of the park as well as enjoying two guided tours (Cliff Palace & Balcony House). The combination of the stunning scenery and historical sites a millennia old make this the most spectacular park I've ever toured...