18 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Dinosaur Itinerary

18 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Dinosaur Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
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Dinosaur
— 14 nights

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Mesa Verde National Park

— 3 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, then examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Far View Sites. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, trek along Soda Canyon Overlook Trail, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Alexandria to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Alexandria to Mesa Verde National Park. Traveling from Alexandria in May, Mesa Verde National Park is colder at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Dinosaur

— 14 nights
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Quarry Exhibit Hall and Harper's Corner. Step out of the city life by going to Dinosaur National Monument visitor center and Dinosaur National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dinosaur: Canyon Pintado (in Rangely) and Jensen (McKee Springs Petroglyphs, Josie Morris Cabin, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Gates of Lodore Trail, trek along Jones Hole Trail, get outside with Adrift Adventures - Day Adventures, and explore and take pictures at Yampa Bench Road.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dinosaur trip planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Dinosaur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 42°F. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Dinosaur

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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