10 days in Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

10 days in Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Escape the urban bustle at Million Dollar Highway and Petroglyph Point Hike. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mesa Verde National Park: Aztec (Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village & Aztec Ruins National Monument), Anasazi Heritage Center [museum] & Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (in Dolores) and The Edge of the Cedars State Park (in Blanding). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and make a trip to Four Corners Monument.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planning website .

In December in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 15°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Towaoc, Bluff, Mexican Hat, Aztec, Navajo Lake State Park (Pine)
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
The Edge of the Cedars State Park ©
The Edge of the Cedars State Park