Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado

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For several generations, people have been mystified by the natural beauty that can be found throughout Colorado. One great example of the Littleton State’s timeless aesthetic appeal is Mesa Verde National Park.

Located in Southwestern Colorado, the drive to Mesa Verde National Park will be a joy in your accommodating combination rental from Adventure Camper.

For over 700 years (A.D. 600 through 1300), the ancestral Pueblo people called this region home and evidence of their long time residence can be easily seen today. The park features 600 well-preserved and federally protected cliff dwellings that were built by the Pueblo and at least 5,000 known archeological dig sites. Mesa Verde offers a unique glimpse into the lives of ancient Americans.

Activities

Mesa Verde National Park offers some great activities for you to enjoy while on your road trip through Colorado.

Mesa Top Loop Road: This 6-mile, self-guided driving tour is available every day from 8 a.m. until sunset. Along the road, you’ll have the chance to stop off at 12 different, easily-accessed sites including Square Tower House and the Sun Point Overlook.

Chapin Mesa Architectural Museum: The museum offers visitors a chance to view dioramas depicting what life was like for the ancestral Puebloan people who originally called the park home. The museum also features prehistoric artifacts, a chronology of ancestral Puebloan culture, and much more.

Spruce Tree House: The ½-mile trail to the Spruce Tree House begins at Chapin Mesa Architectural Museum and features the park’s most well-preserved ancient cliff dwelling – the Spruce Tree House.

Get the most out of your CO vacation with one of Adventure Camper’s spacious travel trailer or pop up camper rentals. Our rentals are the perfect addition to any excursion and provide the freedom you desire on the open road. Contact Adventure Camper today at 303-680-3670 and let us help you get mobile for your next great adventure.

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