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Hopefully not Frontier again

Delay of three hours taking off without a word of explanation. Arrived Denver after three am... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
thomstok
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Colorado Springs
Great drive!

This is a fantastic drive with many scenic and informative stops. You will have many great views of... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
greenjay1
,
Williams, Arizona
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Scenic drives that offer visitors dramatic views of Anasazi cliff dwellings.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delay of three hours taking off without a word of explanation. Arrived Denver after three am instead of one, then drive to Colorado springs...not fun.

1  Thank thomstok
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic drive with many scenic and informative stops. You will have many great views of cliff dwellings as well as close encounters with archiological sites. Easy parking at most sites. Only one or two restroom opportunities. Most sites are HC accessible.

1  Thank greenjay1
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Mesa Verde is a sprawling park that takes several hours to drive through and appreciate. The Ruins Road takes you from the visitor's center up through all the ruins. You'll see cliff dwellings and pit houses. I think my family spent close to 5 hours...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Definitely necessary to take this road while in Mesa Verde. You can spend the whole day stopping at amazing historical sites along the road, which are indicated with signs. You can walk around archeological sites and read about how and when they were made. You...More

Thank Tavia W
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a beautiful walk -- a little steep so be careful. We learned so much about the inhabitants of this place. Well kept up.

Thank vickiepingo
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Ruins Road drive is found in the Chapin Mesa section of Mesa Verde National Park. It starts at the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum and includes two 6 mile loops that contain the major attractions in that side of the park. It is over 20 miles...More

5  Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a great place to commune with the past. Surprising people lived in the cliffs for 50 to 75 years although, they lived on the mesa for hundreds. The National Park service does a nice job of providing info and help. You will be...More

Thank PaysonMIke
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a big loop you drive around and pull off as you like to view about 6 archaeological sites that have descriptive signs. These site are a very short walk from the road. The viewpoint is the highlight. From here you can see several...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The road along the mesa top led to several displays, usually found by taking short hikes, of dwellings lived in before the cliff dwellings were built. These buildings showed rooms that people lived in, kivas where they presumably gathered to meet or celebrate their religious...More

Thank Donald K
Reviewed 17 October 2016

From this six mile loop, one is able to get long-distance views of several cliff dwellings. If you have limited time, this is a good introduction to the culture. Ending at a wonderfully decorated museum at Spruce Tree House, the views and short walks to...More

Thank zanzara64
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pumpkin2009
8 July 2016|
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Response from leo88copper | Reviewed this property |
When you visit the Visit Center of Mesa Verde National Park, you will get a map. The ruin road referred here is called Mesa Top Loop on the map.
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