This was the 1st of 6 National Parks we visited on our 1st anniversary trip last year, Along with 7 national monuments. It was both of our first times visiting Mesa Verde and will not be the last. I’ve always seen pictures of Cliff Palace ruins but the pictures do it no justice. It was amazing, especially with the canyon backdrop. We spent 2 days and stayed in the lodge by the visitor center, the price was great and the restaurant was great too, dinner and breakfast. This also where I had my first Great Divide Denver Pale Ale (A).
Mesa Verde National Park website: http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm
Far View Lodge website: http://www.visitmesaverde.com/accommodations/far-view-lodge.aspx