8 days in Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

8 days in Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
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Mesa Verde National Park

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mesa Verde National Park: Four Corners Monument (in Teec Nos Pos), The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores) and Farmington (Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness & Salmon Ruins). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, pause for some photo ops at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, take an in-depth tour of Cortez Cultural Center, and take a memorable drive along Ruins Road.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park travel route builder site.

In January, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cortez, Farmington, Shiprock Rock Formation, Majestic Dude Ranch, Four Corners Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

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