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Happy National Park Week! We hope you have the opportunity to celebrate by visiting one of our many National Treasures! . . . #nationalparkweek #mesaverde #findyourpark #colorado #coolworksjobs #jobsingreatplaces #colorfulcolorado #neverstopexploring #wildernessculture #seasonaljobs #mesaverdenationalpark
Great sculpture at the Mesa Verde visitor's center accurately portraying how the natives arrived home each day. These were bad ass, daily death-defying rock climbers. #badassrockclimbers #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #nationalpark #colorado #nationalparks #sculpture #ancestralpuebloan #cliffdwellings #roadtrip #coloradoliving #coloradolife #wildandco
Celebrating the birthday of John Muir, without whom some of my favorite places on earth would never exist, America’s best idea, our @nationalparkservice. I took this picture at @mesaverdenationalpark , a place of beauty and history. . . . #nationalparkweek #nps #nationalparkservice #johnmuir #nationslparks #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #johnmuirbirthday #americasbestidea #colorado #clouds #mountains
View towards #mvnp #mesaverdenationalpark from Conquistador golf course in Cortez, Colorado
We just visited Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado and we loved the stories hidden behind these ancient walls. Colorado is definitely a rich and colorful state. Check out our Colorado Cufflinks, pins and more in our website. www.travelingpennies.com #colorado #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #roadtrip #indian #clifftpalace #nationalparks #nativeamerican #mensfashion #menswear #fashion #cufflinks #pins #necklace #tiebars #travelingpennies #perfectcufflinks
Are you ready to celebrate #NationalParkWeek ? All @NatlParkService sites will be #FREE today (4/21) so get out there and #FindYourPark ! Need ideas on what to do? Check out the link in our bio and then let us know how you plan to join the festivities this week! #EncuentraTuParque [📷: Morgan Trimble in @mesaverdenps via @Share_the_Experience ]
Mesa Verde was my favorite National Park that we visited. These are pictures of cliff dwellings that Native Amercans used for homes in the 1100s for 700 years. We hiked to see the Petroglyphs. It is believed it portrays their creation story. The plant is agave that they ate and used its fibers to make clothes and sandals. So interesting. Last photo was from four corners. #mesaverdenationalpark #petroglyphs #fourcorners #colorado
🇺🇸 I left the Colorado River and turned south to Mesa Verde National Park. Why did this culture collapse? 13th century Climate change? And will this largest archeological site in the U.S. survive this century’s climate change? Fascinating visit. . . . . #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #archeology #pueblo #cortez #colorado #climatechange #climate #history #americanhistory
Leaving Mesa Verde this afternoon. So much wildfire damage from over the years. But the contrast here was (I thought) striking and beautiful). #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #nationalpark #southerncolorado #colorado #wildfiredamage #regeneration #roadtrip #cortezcolorado
We got to walk around the 750 year old ruins of the 'Sun Temple' at Mesa Verde National Park. We aldo saw about a dozen incredible Cliff Dwellings abandoned by the Ancestral Puebloans in about 1400 A.D. #mesaverdenationalpark
Park Point Fire Lookout, the highest point (8,572 feet) in Mesa Verde National Park. With visibility of up to 100 miles, this lookout is used to locate wildfires. On a clear day, four states are visible: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. #VisitMesaVerde #TBIN #ColoradoLive
This is a photo we took during our trip with the kids the Mesa Verde National Park several years ago. Mesa Verde offers a look into how the Ancestral Pueblos people lived. The kids really enjoyed exploring the cliff dwellings 😀 . . . . #traveladdict #travel #photography #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #nationalparks #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #instatraveling #instatravel #instaphoto #instaphotography #igtravel #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #culture #history
This Saturday is Fee Free Day at ALL of the National Parks across the country. We have a bunch of good ones in the Four Corners so get out and enjoy the weather!☀️ #nationalparks #free #mesaverdenationalpark #travelhostfourcorners #archesnationalpark
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The four corners and Mesa Verde 👽 scroll ➡️
At the balcony house on a cliff side in the middle of the Mesa Verde! Climbing ladders to get to this house was scary beyond belief, but being able to experience this was magical! Needless to say I’m in my history happy place :) #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #balconyhouse #cliffdwellings #roadtrip #crosscountrymove #roadtrip2018
The wide open spaces of Mesa Verde! It was so amazing! Too much walking again of course! 🙈 . Though there are bigger things to think about than the inaccessibility of these amazing views. We also can never forget that we killed the descendants of the Ancient Pueblos, the very people who built in these magnificent canyons. In fact, the park intersects with the Ute Mountain reservation. To remind us this magnificent civilization’s descendants aren’t the only natives we colonized. #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #mesaverdecountry #utemountainreservation #stolenland #ancientpueblos #ancientarchitecture #decolonize #settlers #disability #spoonielife #disabilityaccess #accessibility #rememberwhoselandthisis #nativeland #naturephotography #stunningviews #majesticlandscape #mentalhealth #depression #ptsd #anxiety #selfcare #escapism #wideopenspaces #coloradorockies #coloradocanyon #coloradophotography #coloradogirl
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Celebrating 3 fantastical years legally bound to this man by traveling across rural America with nothing but our suitcases. #brycecanyonnationalpark #zioncanyonnationalpark #archesnationalpark #monumentvalley #mesaverdenationalpark #saguaronationalpark #bigbendnationalpark
Amazing Beauty 🌵🏜#sprucetreehouse #mesaverdenationalpark
Western Bluebird @ our Mesa Verde boondock. #rvlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #xscapers #birds #mesaverdenationalpark
Over 8,500 ft in altitude! 😳❤️🙏🏻
Grabbing a booklet for our adventure box and putting in some money into the box 😍#mesaverdenationalpark #nationalparkservice #hikingadventures
“Great things are done when men and mountains meet” - William Blake
3 National Parks in 3 days - that is a record for me! 🎉 So happy to celebrate my 41st #nationalpark at #mesaverdenationalpark in #colorfulcolorado #findyourpark #roadtrip #solotravel
The overlook ❤️
These two beauties came within 30ft from us today. Woodland creatures bring me peace unless it’s a bear or mountain lion. 😉
Spent my birthday roaming through Mesa Verde and Telluride 💙💚 #colorado #telluride #mesaverdenationalpark
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Seeing Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde was more wonderful than I could have imagined ❤️
I am what you'd call an #occasionalhiker . I don't do it a lot but every once in a while I'll heed that feeling of wanting to just go walk and go off somewhere. There's a local hiking group that meets once a week and we try to join them whenever we can, but some of the meetings are super early and my kid is NOT an early riser making going on a hike w them rather tricky. I do love being outside though, so this summer we are hoping to do more camping in the surrounding areas. Colorado has so many amazing spots it's a shame if we don't take advantage of that! I guess that's why our recent hike was a very big deal to me. Elias and I didn't start out wanting to do the whole 3-mile #petroglyphtrail but we did 💪🏼It included some climbing and going up and down the hilly trail. We moved mostly in the shade staying close to the side of the cliff. The wind was pretty cold so I was very glad to be wearing the navy convertible tunic as it's pretty warm and so so comfy. View from the Mesa Verde lookout. Feeling very accomplished and so proud of myself for keep going on til we reached the end! • • • #hikingadventures #mesaverdenationalpark #nationalparkservice #outdoor #nature #aanddofftheclock #wanderlust
First Visit to a Nationalpark Incredible, Inspiring, a must see! #mesaverdenationalpark #juniorranger #roadtripusa #nationalparks #nofilter #euce2018
The start of our hike on the #petroglyphtrail - at first Elias was reluctant to go. He saw that the Spruce Tree House was closed due to rockfall and thought it meant the whole trail would be dangerous. But I encouraged him and we kept on walking until we got to the end of the 3-mile hike. #hikecolorado #hikeadventures #mesaverdenationalpark @nationalparkservice
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