Mesa Verde has too many sights to see in one day, so we actually spent three nights and two days. It was the best display of ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings we have ever scene. And then more. We'll get right to the good stuff: Here's a couple of photos at the Long House
We began our day early at 7:30 when the Vistor's Center opened. We were scheduled for a 10:30 tour of the Long House but wanted to see if we could get tickets for an earlier one.
**Hint: You can purchase tickets for tours in advance in town at the Visitor's Center in Cortez or at the National Park Visitor's Center. If we had known that, we would have gotten them the afternoon before.
It was a gorgeous day and we took our time driving through the park out to Wetherill Mesa and the starting point for the Long House tour.
The hike down to the Long House was only slightly longer at 2.25 miles. Once we got there it was everything we hoped it would be. They estimate 150 people lived here under the alcove in their cliff dwellings.
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