You Can Find A Fascinating 800 Year-Old Archaeological Site At Mesa Verde National Park In Colorado

If you have never visited The Centennial State, you may be surprised to learn that we are full of historic charm. Though we were the 38th state to be admitted to the Union, we have a history that spans much further than our statehood. In fact, at the Mesa Verde archaeological site in Colorado, you’ll find a gigantic nod to local history that dates back nearly a thousand years. Are you ready to hike out to one of Colorado’s most magnificent landmarks? Tie those hiking boots tight and let’s hit the trail!

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Cliff Palace is doubtlessly the most magnificent yet humbling archaeological sites in Colorado. Have you ever visited this pretty place? We’d love to hear about your visit in the comments below!

Craving more local history? Check out this hiking trail where dinosaurs once walked.

Address: Cliff Palace Overlook, Colorado 81330, USA