Activities

Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Jason Hatfield

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Scenic

This drive visits some of the most impressive Ancestral Puebloan ruins and cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park.

The 6-mile Mesa Top Loop Road, open 8 am to sunset, stops at 12 sites including surface ruins and cliff dwelling overlooks. The most famous feature of the park, Cliff Palace, is visible from the Sun Point and Sun Temple overlooks. Sunrise photography isn't possible on the loop due to operating hours, but stunning sunsets can be captured from the cliff trails before the road closes.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Far View Lodge

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

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Activities

Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Jason Hatfield

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