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Mesa Verde

On our way to Arizona, we stopped at several places in Colorado. One of the most impressive man made wonders I have ever seen are the Mesa Verde Ruins in Mesa Verde National Park.

Carved and built into the side of a mountain by native peoples, it is almost an unbelieveable site! My brother and I were discussing how small the doorways were, when a ranger overheard us and explained that the average woman was 5'0" and the average man was 5'4"!

You can find alot of information at their website at:

*There is alot of uphill walking on narrow pathways. If you have heart trouble or other health issues, you may want to consider this...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Awesome historical area
  • Cons:LOTS of walking uphill
  • In a nutshell:Great day trip for families or nature/history lovers
  • Last visit to Cortez: Jul 1991
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • saraheg77's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Thanks for the information.

  • Dumpymotel's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2004 at 8:56 AM

    Mesa Verde - I wonder what happened to all the people? It was hard work building that city-- Maybe they just got tired of all those stairs and steps !


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