The big draw for us at Mesa Verde was to be able to see and tour the Anasazi cliff dwellings. One has to get tour tickets at the Parks main head Quarts for a nominal fee. Some were closed however one of the main ones open was the Wetherill Mesa - Long House. These are the pictures from our tour.
Date(s): 10/1/2016. Album by Patrick & Susan - Their Journeys. Photos by Perpetua's Crew. 1 - 36 of 36 Total. 416 Visits.
3 Jody is ready!
4 Pat's Ready!
5 Dave's ready!
6 Kathy's Ready!
7 Tom's ready
8 Beautiful vistas from the Mesa top
9 Not to worry, not coming our way.
10 First peak at the canyon after the 3/4 mile hike.
11 The trail down the cliff face to the dwelling.
12 First peak at the "Long House" cliff dwelling.
17 Susan choose not to climb the ladder and watched over our packs.
19 Everyone that wanted to go up into the Long House had to climb this latter. That's Pat bringing up the rear!
23 This is a water seep where water emerges from the wall.
24 These are places carved out of the floor to collect the water run off from the seep.
33 Another tour group showed up as we were finishing up.
34 On the way back there was several view points.
35 That's Cortez Colorado way down there.
36 Then we looked at our GPS we were at 8150 feet. WOW!