3 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve Itinerary

3 days in Mesa Verde National Park & Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
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Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 65°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 29°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
Plan a trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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