Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

By Carla Hedstrom

Have you ever spent a few days at Mesa Verde National Park, a World Heritage site near the Four Corners area of Colorado? It is one of my favorite places to go camping for a few days. We have had such memorable experiences there that I encourage everyone to go visit.

Mesa Verde Cave Dwellings, ColoradoPart of the adventure is getting to the various cliff dwellings—climbing up and down ladders, walking along paths that edge deep canyons, and feeling the spirits of those long-ago people who disappeared.

Standing inside the shadows of their homes tucked away underneath cliffs, knowing that it was here they raised their families and buried their dead, makes my soul hear their voices. Gosh, it nearly makes me poetic.

Be prepared for the heat in the summer, although there is an air-conditioned motel in the national park, as well as motels outside the park. If camping is your thing, know that the campground is very nice, one of the nicest we stayed at. And, as most national parks, there are great ranger programs and activities. I highly recommend taking the kids, the grandkids, or just yourself to Mesa Verde.

By Carla Hedstrom
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