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Mesa Verde National Park Attractions: What to do in Mesa Verde National Park
"When you see Cliff Palace in person, it is so much larger than it appears in the photos. I would suggest that you take photos with people in them to show the scale. It is unbelievable that we can still view these structures that were built so long ago and we can see how these people lived. I coul..."d not imagine living there and scaling the walls in the manner they did. Because of the altitude, we just took our time and was able to climb in and out of there with no issues. It's only $3 to take a full tour with the Park Ranger.
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"The fantastic 360 degree views were well worth the walk to the top (due to the altitude, take it slow and easy). If you are going during warm weather, I would advise to go early in the morning as the haze will set in and it will be hard to fully enjoy the view. I saw many landmarks, the valleys, a..."nd beautiful snow capped mountains. There were some nice wildflowers at the top, too. I was able to get cell service here.
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"The Spruce Tree House is right behind the National Park Service HQ. There is a steep and winding paved trail to enter and exit, but no steps or ladders required. One of the kivas has a reconstructed roof and you can climb right down into it (a ladder is required for this!) The park ranger showed ..."us a Great Horned owl with 2 babies in her nest above the dwelling. Since this was not a group tour, we had a lot of one-on-one time to chat with the park ranger. Guide pamphlets are available for 50 cents and they are next to the gift shop. The post office is next to the gift shop so you can mail your post cards right from the park!
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