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Arch Canyon Overlook 4-Wheeling Adventure
"We begin the day with a brief safety orientation from your experienced guides and load up your gear into our side-by-side RZR’s.  Everyone who wishes to drive will get a chance to drive throughout the day depending on skill level and the varied terrain.  Utah.  Here we get off the beaten path and follow the base of 400’ cliffs of Comb Ridge along the original Mormon Hole in the Rock Trail.  Our first stop is will be to view petroglyph panels and steps carved into Comb Ridge climbing hundreds of feet to t"""This is arguably the best 4-wheeling trail in the region. In RZRs we will drive up Comb Wash following 400’ cliffs viewing rock art along the way. The trail then cuts up Arch Canyon following a perennial stream. As the road gets rougher the canyon walls climb on every side. The trail ends in a ponderosa grove where we an optional short hike takes us closer to massive arches. We then follow the same trail back viewing Anasazi ruins and taking optional side hikes. This trip captures the flavor of Southern Utah’s “Outback.”"
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Monument Valley Mystery Valley Tour
"Your tour will begin at The View Hotel Visitor's Lobby located inside the Monument Valley Tribal Park where the Visitor Center is also located. In Mystery Valley you will see the Honeymoon Arch which is very popular with newly weds because o there he/she will share with you cultural stories geography and history. He/she will guide you to the Square House Ruin Three Pine Dwelling House of Many Hands and many many more. Sharing all of the sites in Mystery Valley would not be a mystery now would it? Your guide will have other sites to share with you while on the hiking tour of this must-see excursion. Because of it's remote location not very many ""
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Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park
"The Navajo culture has thrived on the land between the Four Scared Mountains and those teachings have been inherited through generations of verbal and lesson teaching methods. Some of these teachings are shared with you during the Cultural Tour by your Navajo guide. The Cultural 3.5 hour tour makes a first stop at the famous John Ford’s Point where many of John Wayne’s western cinematic movies were filmed. Next your guide will drive to The Backcountry of the park and escort you to the “Sun’s Eye Arch"" and Hogan Demonstration. At “Sun’s Eye Arch” you will be standing at a specific degree to look up into the rock arch and see why it is named Sun’s E you will travel to the “Big Hogan.” The Big Hogan is a great place to take family pictures and lie against the rocks and feel its warmth. Your guide will provide stories and suggest great photo shots. The last stop in the Backcountry is the “Ear and your guide will escort you to a photogenic spot where you can take photographs. Next you will be guided to the Totem Pole and Yei Bi Cheii Monuments where you will be able to take photographs and hear the cultural stories behind each monument. The last stop is at the North Window where you will have a chance to take pictures of the Mitte
From $90.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Mesa Verde National Park

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See roadrunner country from above

I asked them to say cheese. They were four tourists from Germany and they had hiked to the top of Park Point as well. I imagine they got at least a little bit of humor out of that - that's why I did...
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Where Else to Visit?

If you are going to be in the Mesa Verde area and wondering what you might plan next, here are a few ideas.1. Go over the Million Dollar Highway from Durango to Ouray, stopping at Silverton for lunch....
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Far more than Mesa Verde National Park

Call the Ute Mountain Ute tribe at 970 565 3751 and ask for the Visitor Center for the Tribal Park. Make an appointment to visit their own park, just a few miles away. The visitor center is just...
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Cortez

Cortez is as pleasant a little National Park gateway town as you'll find. They have shops, restaurants, a Wal-Mart, and even a brewpub for the intrepid beer traveler. It's certainly not a place you...
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Lizards in Balcony House

When we began our tour in Balcony House, the guide told that on our way we might see colorful lizards. Well, we didn't see one, but inside of the house I saw a girl who took out of her handbag this...
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The only place where four states touch

This single spot within the Navajo Reservation is the only place where four states touch (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah). The spot is marked on a shallow platform, and the flags of the various...
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Top Things to Do in Mesa Verde National Park

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Wetherill Mesa Cliff Dwellings

NOTE: as of 2015, visitors to Long House are no longer shuttled to the trailhead by tram. Tours start at the Wetherill Mesa information kiosk- which was also the former tram station - and access the...
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Top 5 Mesa Verde National Park Writers

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OlenaKyiv

"Hidden Castles in Cliffs"
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Basaic

"Basaic Mesa Verde National Park Page"
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richiecdisc

"They're Not Messing Around at Mesa Verde"
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goodfish

"Refuge in a hostile world"
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ATXtraveler

"Amazing Mesa Verde National Park"
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