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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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Lower Monument Valley Safari
"Journey through the restricted region of Lower Monument Valley discovering for yourself the untouched splendor of Navajo Land. Traverse the desert landscape visiting the world's largest Elephant Butte and the Three Sisters spires at John Ford's Point. La divert into the back country and see up close the valley's famous Big Chief Monument and Sleeping Dragon Rock. Further into the restricted area venture underneath Sun's Eye arch the valley's second largest arch and find some of the valley's oldest Anasazi ruins petroglyphs and pictographs. Hike the sand dunes at Ear of the Wind arch and walk inside the Big Hogan Monument Valley's largest amphitheater.The 3.5-hour option is recommended to those interested in a thorough aesthetic historical and cultural insight of Monument Valley. An extension of the 2.5-hour tour this trip travels the complete route with a visit to the Yazzie residence where you will witness a live interactive demonstration from one of the Yazzie family inside a traditional Navajo home
From $60.00
 
Lower Monument Valley Safari
"Journey through the restricted region of Lower Monument Valley discovering for yourself the untouched splendor of Navajo Land. Traverse the desert landscape visiting the world's largest Elephant Butte and the Three Sisters spires at John Ford's Point. La divert into the back country and see up close the valley's famous Big Chief Monument and Sleeping Dragon Rock. Further into the restricted area venture underneath Sun's Eye arch the valley's second largest arch and find some of the valley's oldest Anasazi ruins petroglyphs and pictographs. Hike the sand dunes at Ear of the Wind arch and walk inside the Big Hogan Monument Valley's largest amphitheater.The 3.5-hour option is recommended to those interested in a thorough aesthetic historical and cultural insight of Monument Valley. An extension of the 2.5-hour tour this trip travels the complete route with a visit to the Yazzie residence where you will witness a live interactive demonstration from one of the Yazzie family inside a traditional Navajo home
From $60.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Mesa Verde National Park

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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caffeine_induced78
Apr 04, 2011

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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painterdave
Oct 04, 2010

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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chrislm
Aug 31, 2010

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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richiecdisc
Jul 28, 2009

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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OlenaKyiv
Jul 15, 2007

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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mrclay2000
Dec 25, 2002
 
 
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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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"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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"Refuge in a hostile world"
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"Amazing Mesa Verde National Park"
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