Save 25 Percent On Your Next Visit To Mesa Verde National Park

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Kurt Repanshek photo

You can save 25 percent on a trip to Mesa Verde National Park. NPT file photo.

Still wondering which national park to visit this summer? The folks who run the Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde National Park hope to entice you there with savings of 25 percent.

The lodge opens for the summer on April 22, and is the only in-park lodging you can find in Mesa Verde.

The Spring into Mesa Verde package, priced at $139, includes an overnight stay in a standard room at the Far View Lodge and two seats on the new ranger-guided Classic Pueblo tour. Available for booking April 22-June 10, 2010, the package offers travelers 25 percent savings and can be booked by calling 866-292-8295 or visiting www.visitmesaverde.com, using promo code SPRING10.

Millions of visitors travel to Mesa Verde National Park each year to explore the world-renowned cliff dwellings. Mesa Verde’s new and improved guided tours offer unique insight into the Ancestral Puebloan people and their transformation from hunter-gatherers to a culture known for agriculture, intricate artistry, and architecture.

The new Classic Pueblo afternoon tour provides ranger-guided interpretation and insight into the archaeology and culture of the Ancestral Puebloans. The three-hour tour includes visits to Triple Cities, Square Tower overlook, Sun Point, Sun Temple and a walking tour of Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Priced at $35 for adults and $17.50 for children 11 years old and younger, the tour is available April 23 – Oct. 20, 2010, departing daily from Far View Lodge at Far View Terrace at 1:00 p.m.

The new five-hour Far View Explorer tour includes a light boxed lunch with trips to popular Far View sites, which span south from the Far View Lodge and include a visit to the archeological museum and Spruce Tree House in the Chapin Mesa area. Guests will enjoy overlooks along the Mesa Top loop before returning to Morefield Campground, where the tours depart daily at 8:30 a.m. Priced at $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 11 years old and younger, the tour is available May 12 – Oct. 12, 2010.

Previously known as the half-day morning tour, the 700 years tour allows guests to learn from historical experts and gain insight into the heritage of Mesa Verde National Park. Guests explore sites that represent the Ancestral Puebloan people from 600 AD to 1300 AD. Comfortable couches transport guests during this four-hour tour to Chapin Mesa and Cliff Palace, with short walks on simple trails. Priced at $45 for adults and $34 for children 11 years old and under, the tour is available April 23 – Oct. 20, 2010, departing daily from the Far View Lodge, with pick-up at the Far View Terrace at 8 a.m.


For more information on Far View Lodge, the new tours or the Spring into Mesa Verde package, please visit www.visitmesaverde.com.

Fine print: Pricing does not include taxes or NPS-approved energy surcharges and is subject to possible availability limits, black-out dates, and is not available with any other offer.

Comments

I suspect the itinerary meant to say 'coaches', but when I read "comfortable couches transport guests...", I
couldn't help visualizing those Chinese contraptions. There's probably a huge untapped concession market of people
willing to pay to be carried around NPS nature trails...

That's a great image! Or how about in that thingy Cleopatra got toted around in? Perfect for the Southwest parks! For an extra charge, can I get some hunky guys waving palm-leaf fans and feeding me grapes? (Hubby votes for scantily-clad lasses for his fan-wavers!)
Even without the couches, that sounds like a neat deal.

Judging by several of the photos at http://images.google.com/images?q=sedan+chair&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7ADBF_en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=u5myS8KhK4uCswPwncHmAQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQsAQwAA
the Chinese already offer this service.

Yours is an even better image, Cutter! Probably catch on first in the Bay Area parks?