Mesa Verde National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the ancient Pueblo people. It is best known for several spectacular cliff dwellings which are structures built within caves and under outcroppings in cliffs, including the Cliff Palace, which is thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America.
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Posted in Arts and Crafts, Cathedrals, History, Literature, Natural Environment, Postcards, Travel, USA, World Heritage
Tagged Archaeology, Canyonlands National Park, Culture, Life, Mese Verde National Park, Photography, Travel
Today at the start of the second week of our holiday we were driving towards Southeast Utah which is part of the arid rocky expanse of the Colorado Plateau and is an area of land that is dissected by the immense canyons of the Colorado River and a high desert region that can experience wide temperature fluctuations, sometimes over forty degrees in a single day. Summer temperatures often exceed one hundred Fahrenheit, making the region a bit uncomfortable I imagine, so we were pleased to be here in October on a very pleasant sunny day with a big blue sky and a perfect temperature.
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Posted in Grand Canyon, History, Hotels, Travel, USA
Tagged Arches, Canyonlands National Park, Colorado, Cortez, Highway 666, Indiana Jones, National Parks, USA, Utah, Ute Nation