Mesa Verde National Park Travel Blog› entry 51 of 167 › view all entries
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We were really glad about that decision when we got to Mesa Verde. This place is huge - we only got to see about half of it before the sun set!
There’s a beautiful, huge Morefield campground here - wooded, quiet, and peaceful.
The Pueblo Villages were fascinating! We hiked into Spruce Tree area (there are many different Pueblo villages here to explore), climbed down the wooden ladder into the Kiva (Hopi for “room underneath”), and drove one of the 3 road tours with overlooks that sport cliff dwellings, close-up viewing of kivas, and many different villages. We also enjoyed the history movie and the extensive museum at one of the Visitor Centers.
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Remember in the movie “RV” how Robin Williams is trying to get cell phone reception on the top of the mountain? I looked like that today! We were at an overlook where you could see 4 states at over 8000 feet elevation and my cell finally worked for calling Ned. Too funny. We had Daddy-on-a-stick out enjoying the overlook.
By the way, a huge special thanks to the Ratliff and Nichols families for helping Ned out with the dogs. They have been a tremendous help while we’re not there- we still worry over our pups. It’s such a relief to know the dogs are not alone all day when Ned is gone. Thank you so much!