CO - Cortez (US-160) - Mesa Verde National Park

WEBSITE This was home to Pueblo people for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. VERY cool place to visit if you like ancient native history. Entrance fee is good for a week and now slides with season, $5 for each rider during cold weather and $8 during summer - May through September. Campground is open May through October. You will have to consult the commercial contractor's website for fees. Contractor also has in-park lodging.