12 days in Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

12 days in Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

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Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
You've now added Cliff Palace to your itinerary. Explore Mesa Verde National Park's surroundings by going to Cortez (Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, Cortez Cultural Center, & more), Balloon Rides (in Albuquerque) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Balcony House, steep yourself in history at Petroglyph Point Hike, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and don't miss a visit to Four Corners Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park online travel route planner .

In September, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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Cortez, Mancos, Farmington, San Juan Skyway, Towac Visitor Center
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Cliff Palace
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Balcony House
Balloon Rides

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