We arrived at Mesa Verde National Park Camping area after passing through Cortez Co. and partly through the Mancos Valley. Then we had to climb up a twisting switch back road gaining 1700 feet in altitude to reach the campground head quarters. Then we had to climb another 300 feet to 8200 feet at our camp site. You have never breathed in air so fresh or tried to walk or work at this altitude, wow! The wild life pretty much ignored us. The stars were fantastic too!
Date(s): 9/30/2016. Album by Patrick & Susan - Their Journeys. Photos by Perpetua's Crew. 1 - 20 of 20 Total. 804 Visits.
1 Leaving Cortez Colorado you begin to see these mesa's off in the distance.
2 The begin to grow.
3 Then you're turning onto a road to start the climb up.
4 Part way up is the Park entrance.
5 The road twists and turns and we begin to see glimpses of the Mancos valley we're leaving behind.
6 A little history of the valley
7 Then here at a view point you can see 85% of the valley. Ok now you can close your mouth!
8 This is the campground head quarters, general store, gift shop and restaurant. Wifi is available here ...
9 Also here is a laundry mat, and another spot to sit and use the Wifi.
10 Next door are the rest rooms and showers for the tent campers. There is also a gas station.
11 Our camp site.
12 Our neighbors ....
20 Camp fires at night provided by Dave. So much fun!