Recommendation: Mesa Verde National Park

Have you ever traveled through southwestern Colorado?  If you haven’t and plan on being anywhere nearby, I recommend making time to stop by Mesa Verde National Park.  It is a spectacular sight and well worth your time!  Image the surprise of post-Civil War era ranchers in that area, looking for wayward livestock and discovering the remnants of Native American cities over the cliffs, just under the mesa where they are standing!

As with most national parks, plan ahead.  Be sure to dress in layers due to unpredictable weather, and bring lots of water.

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