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{In Complete Awe at Mesa Verde National Park}

· Colorado ·

October 14, 2017 8 Comments

There are places in the world that make you scratch your head and wonder how on earth anyone managed to build it.

Visiting Mesa Verde, and seeing all of these grand palaces and villages built at the edge of massive cliff, was certainly mind boggling.

Standing a far, and looking down at the structures, felt like we were staring at a miniature city.

It wasnt until we spotted the tiny crowds making their way through them how grand the structure really was.

It was quite the adventurous trek just managing to get down the paved trails.

All the same trying to then return by climbing back up through a ladder placed in the crevasse of a rock.

It became even a more majestic sight and thrilling experience than previously anticipated.

We were lucky to visit Mesa Verde at a time when our small children were allowed to make the trip down to the Grand Palace.

I have since been told that this has no longer been allowed.

If you are interested in visiting with little ones, be sure to call and find out ahead of time what their current regulations are for all ages.

Either way I definitely recommend making your way to this memorable national park full of history and beauty.

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    Rebecca (rebeccasnyder.com)

    October 16, 2017

    What a fascinating place to explore! I’ve been to some historic cliff dwellings of Native American’s but never one that is so intact and well preserved as this. I can just imagine how it would be to climb up and down those ladders looking into the past and thinking of how the people lived here. Great photos Bel – I love how they show how enormous this city is (and what a great time the kids were having too!) This will definitely be on my list of must sees if we do a road trip out in this area.

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      Bel

      October 16, 2017

      Thanks Rebecca, I would agree that the condition of the structures are as impressive as the locations. I would most definitely recommend visiting it and experiencing its greatness for yourself. Xoxo ๐Ÿ’œ

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    Jurga

    October 17, 2017

    Mesa Verde is one of a kind! Beautiful pictures too. It’s a place I hope to visit one day. We were relatively close by several times but never had a spare day for a visit. Hope it remains as special by the time we get there, despite its growing popularity.

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      Bel

      October 20, 2017

      I agree Jurga, itโ€™s definitely growing in popularity and itโ€™s easy to see why. However, I hope that in spite of that itโ€™s true essence will remain intact. Itโ€™s quite the fun place to see and enjoy with the whole family so I hope you guys can find time to visit one day in the near future. Thanks dear!

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    Dhara

    October 19, 2017

    Great article, Bel, and lovely pictures! Brought back memories of my own visit to this interesting and wonderful place, many years ago. I hope to visit it again some day!

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      Bel

      October 20, 2017

      This is definitely a place you donโ€™t forget easily. So glad it brought back wonderful memories of your childhood. Itโ€™s obviously been a few years for us as well and it would definitely be fun to return once more. Many thanks Dhara ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tami

    October 19, 2017

    I loved looking at all the photos! This is a place I have always wanted to see in person. We’re just going to have to make an effort to schedule it — so glad you shared with all of us!

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      Bel

      October 20, 2017

      Thanks so much my dear. I am sure you guys would love this place. So full of history and beauty. I certainly hope you can squeeze it in somewhere in-between your many fun adventures. Xxx!

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