Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mesa Verde - Chapin Mesa

We spent all day Tuesday within Mesa Verde NP in the Chapin Mesa area. There is A LOT to see and do.

We started with a tour of spectacular Cliff Palace:


It sits near the top of a deep canyon:


The front of our large tour group:



Climbing up to Balcony House (the "Indiana Jones" tour - fun!):


Balcony House kiva:


These used to be rooms in the Balcony House:


Balcony House as seen from the Soda Canyon viewpoint:


Biker Bear:


Spruce Tree House:


Inside an enclosed kiva at Spruce Tree House:


On the Petroglyph trail (Spruce Canyon trail was also enjoyable):


Square Tower House:


Cliff Palace from across the canyon:


Quite the place to visit! And we haven't yet seen the sights on Wetherill Mesa - probably tomorrow.
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