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Mesa Verde National Park Travel Guide

Mesa Verde National Park Sports & Activities

At Mesa Verde, outdoor activities are restricted, due to the fragile nature of the archaeological treasures here. Hiking (allowed on marked trails only) is the best option, especially as a way to view some of the Ancestral Puebloan dwellings.

Bird-Watching

Turkey vultures soar between April and October, and large flocks of ravens hang around all summer. Among the park's other large birds are red...

Hiking

A handful of trails lead beyond Mesa Verde's most visited sites and offer more solitude than the often-crowded cliff dwellings. The best canyon...

Stargazing

There are no large cities in the Four Corners area, so there is little artificial light to detract from the stars in the night sky. Far View...

Bicycling

Bicycles are allowed on paved roads in the park except the twisty Wetherill Mesa Road, but there are no bike lanes and very narrow shoulders...

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