6 Amazing Adventures in Mesa Verde National Park

Hidden in the Southwest corner of Colorado, Mesa Verde is one of the most interesting national parks.

Mesa Verde National Park has something for everyone from easy, wheelchair accessible trails and scenic overlooks to strenuous 8 mile hikes and adventurous ranger tours with history of an entire culture. Whether you have a weekend or an entire week, there is no shortage of things to do while you're there.

1. Hike the Knife Edge Trail


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2. Hike Point Lookout Trail


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3. Camp at Morefield Campground


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4. Explore Balcony House


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5. Explore the Mesa Top Loop Road


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6. Explore the Far View Sites Complex


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Cover photo: Jason Hatfield

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Haley BakerExplorer

Technology and Digital Collections Librarian trying to have an adventure every weekend.