Mesa Verdie National Park

Date: 18 June 2011

At Mesa Verdie National Park

We only spent one day at Mesa Verde National Park. Out of the numerous ruins that we could visit, we chose to visit the Grand Palace. This is probably the largest of all of the ruins. All of the pictures on this page are of this place.

During President Theodore Roosevelt’s era, access to the ruins was improved. Now there are ladders and paths in place. The natives were expert rock climbers that climbed the rock face to get to their homes.

The rest of the day was spent driving through the park and looking at ruins from overlooks. In the past Philip and I visited the Balcony House ruin. This ruin is not for people with fear of heights. Access is by climbing a ladder and to leave people walk down a steep cliff face. Unfortunately we didn’t see this ruin on this trip.