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"drive over to Chapin Mesa...." Mesa Verde National Park Favorite Tip by smoox

Mesa Verde National Park General: 40 reviews and 52 photos


Favorite thing: drive over to Chapin Mesa. Here are the most accessible ruins such as Cliff Palace (the best view of which you´ll get from the Sun Temple).

Fondest memory: Back in 1980, it was still possible to wander around freely in the ruins. Today, there are far too many people to let them all walk around - hence there are guided tours and you have to book early.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 4, 2002
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