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      Denver Jan 4, 2015 at 10:32 AM

      We have decided to take a couple days and travel to Colorado. I want to see and do as much as I can in 3 days(2 full days). We are staying in Denver and considering renting a car. Should we rent a car or is there another type of transportation that will take us out of the city? Also where should we travel to? We have never experienced snow before so we want to experience winter activities. Thanks!

    • How, Where and When

      by everettand Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM

      I live in Memphis, How should i get there, Where should i stay and when should i go??? Just me and my wife, we are in our Late 20s.

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      Logistics of touring Spruce Tree, Cliff house, Balcony House

      by swdke Online Now May 12, 2010 at 12:24 PM

      If I were to arrive at Mesa Verde Visitor's center early enough to obtain tickets for Cliff House, and Balcony House, assuming I could get tickets to both, and I also wanted to visit Spruce Tree, what would be the logistics of seeing all three in a day?

      For example, of these three, which do I visit 1st, 2nd, 3rd?

      How much time should I allow for each?

      How much time is necessary to get from one tour, and be there in time for the next location's tour?

      Has anyone managed to do these three in a day?

      Thanks for your help.

      1 Answer May 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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      Mesa Verde National Park - How to spend a day?

      by swdke Online Now Feb 2, 2010 at 5:43 AM

      If I only have a day, how should I spend my day at Mesa Verde Natioal Park? What should I be sure to see and do, and what not to miss. Can you suggest an itinerary on how to plan out my day? Thanks!

      6 Answers Feb 12, 2010 at 2:33 AM
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      What is drive time from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park?

      by swdke Online Now Dec 31, 2009 at 6:28 AM

      What is drive time from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park? I've checked various online map web sites, but each gives a different answer. Thanks.

      3 Answers Jan 1, 2010 at 5:22 AM
    • Driving time to Mesa Verde

      by JanetLC Online Now Feb 25, 2009 at 5:22 PM

      Mapquest shows driving time from the Tusayan, AZ to Cortez, Colorado as 4 1/2 hours. Does this seem accurate? How long does it take to take a detour to the Four Corners Monument?

      3 Answers Feb 26, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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      Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon and...?

      by CesVT Online Now Aug 26, 2008 at 3:44 PM

      Hi! After the VT Texas Meet on Sept. 27-28, I was thinking of flying west to a yet unidentified location (Santa Fe? Phoenix? Las Vegas?) where I could rent a car (unless public transportation could be an option, but I doubt it) and head to the Grand Canyon and Mesa Verde National Park, doing maybe some kind of loop and seeing other sights on the way (I have about 11 days)... Thing is, I have no idea what the roads and weather can be like in that area by late Sept.-early Oct. and I'd rather avoid heavy traffic... What then would be the best starting point?
      Also, I'm not sure how much I can see in that time span, given that I'd really like to go to these 2 spots, but there seems to be a lot to see in that area... Any recommendation is welcome - also regarding guided tours and accommodation (I'm more or less on a budget)...
      'Merci beaucoup' if you can help! :-)

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      Which ranger guided tour?

      by wendyjol Online Now Mar 24, 2008 at 3:47 AM

      This summer we will visit Mesa Verde NP. We will be arriving at the park around 4 pm. We like to purchase tickets for a ranger led tour for the next morning.
      Which tour do you suggest? Cliff palace, Balcony House or Long House. We are a family of four. Kids 13 and 15.

      We have booked a room in the Far View Lodge. Any suggestions how to spend our evening in the Park?

      After the ranger led tour we still have some time befor we leave for Monument Valley and Four State Corners. What should we not miss?

      2 Answers Mar 24, 2008 at 11:30 PM
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      Any hot tips

      by acprincess Online Now Feb 28, 2008 at 1:25 PM

      I'm going to Mesa Verde in April. I don't think the lodge is open yet. Will it be snowy? Any hot tips for hikes, motels, restaurants in the area?

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2008 at 12:07 PM