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Mesa Top Loop Road
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“Not to be missed if visiting Mesa Verde ”
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“Alternative Means of Viewing Cliff Dwellings”
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

This 6-mile loop is a great way to get the most out of a free couple of hours at Mesa Verde. The stops for the Navajo Canyon View, Square Tower House, pit houses, villages and Sun Temple are clearly marked and a loop guide is...More

6  Thank HowlnBubba
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the bit of the Park not to miss. It's easily accessible and just a short walk from the car to the view point for most of the views. As you drive around you get closer and closer to Cliff Palace, which for me...More

Thank CardiffMaddie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If lacking time or physical ability to participate in the ranger-led-entrance tours of Cliff Palace or Balcony House, then driving the six mile Mesa Top Loop Trail (on the Chapin Mesa) is the way to go! We drove the Mesa Loop Trail in late afternoon...More

Thank webcam13
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We were having a family reunion in Durango and group of us wanted to go to Mesa Verde to see the cliff dwellings. We had some elderly people in our group that couldn't do the guided tours because of the ladder climbing, etc. The loop...More

2  Thank karlafromcali
Reviewed 17 September 2012

This 6-mile loop is a great way to get the most out of a free couple of hours at Mesa Verde. The stops for the Navajo Canyon View, Square Tower House, pit houses, villages and Sun Temple are clearly marked and a loop guide is...More

6  Thank HowlnBubba
Reviewed 3 June 2012

This loop was a great overall way to see the park. The lookouts are clearly marked and parking is easy as not too many people drive this loop. We were able to see so many of the cliff dwellings from above, and at one of...More

4  Thank StefanieH443
Reviewed 23 January 2012

The Mesa Top Loop Road was my favorite part of Mesa Verde. Definitely pick up a trail guide so you have more information about the ruins you will be seeing. There are several different stops on the tour that show different types of excavated ancient...More

4  Thank TravelsWithRuby
Reviewed 22 September 2011

A 50 cent donation gets a guide book, to the six mile loop drive complete with drawings, explanations and interesting facts. There is plenty of parking, and stops are well signed. Pueblo houses, pithouses, kivas and overlooks all have interesting notices and none are far...More

3  Thank BarbaraC847
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