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:
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.