5 days in Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

5 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.
Explore Mesa Verde National Park's surroundings by going to Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (in Farmington), Cortez (Hovenweep National Monument & Canyons of the Ancients National Monument) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and don't miss a visit to Step House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip site.

Las Vegas to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are much colder (°F). You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cortez, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

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