Explore Mesa Top Loop

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    Added by Jason Hatfield

    This drive visits some of the most impressive Ancestral Puebloan ruins and cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park.

    The 6-mile Mesa Top Loop Road, open 8 am to sunset, stops at 12 sites including surface ruins and cliff dwelling overlooks. The most famous feature of the park, Cliff Palace, is visible from the Sun Point and Sun Temple overlooks. Sunrise photography isn't possible on the loop due to operating hours, but stunning sunsets can be captured from the cliff trails before the road closes.

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    Easy Parking
    Family Friendly
    Handicap Accessible
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    4 months ago

    Much to See

    There is so much to see on this loop. The cliff dwelling and scenery is amazing.

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    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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