On February 20, weather permitting, there will be a moonlight snowshoe hike at the Morefield Campground at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
Mesa Verde National Park
I noticed it in a Traveler article around Thanksgiving. A short mention of two nights in December when Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde National Park would be lighted by luminarias.
If you are planning a visit to Mesa Verde National Park with camera in hand, then sit back in your favorite chair and check photographer Rebecca Latson's continuation of her series of armchair photography guides with tips, advice, and example photos for this amazing national park.
Over the years, feral horses and cattle have found their way into Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, and now park officials are working on a plan to remove them and see that they don't return.
In December you'll be able to tour parts of Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado the way the ancients did -- by the glow of flickering lights.
Concerns about the stability of the rock alcove under which Spruce Tree House is located in Mesa Verde National Park have led to a temporary closure of the cliff dwelling to visitors.
Eight individuals from across the country have won a week-long adventure, thanks to the National Park Foundation and support from partners REI, Subaru, Aramark, Columbia Sportswear, Southwest , and the National Park Service.
For nearly a century, a popular story has linked the origins of the National Park Service to the genius of one man. In 1914, Stephen T. Mather, a self-made millionaire in the borax industry, visited Yosemite and Sequoia national parks. Finding both of them poorly managed he wrote Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane and complained. “Dear Steve,” Lane allegedly replied, “If you don’t like the way the national parks are being run, come on down to Washington and run them yourself.”
While there are about 600 cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, Cliff Palace is the most stunning and significant one of all.
While there are a handful of cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park that you can tour, there are more than 600 dwellings in all in the park. Here's a tip on how to visit some of those off the beaten path.