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After canceling our flight over Grand Canyon due to potentially bad weather, Derek and I visited Mesa Verde National Park in SW Colorado. We visited three major and several minor Native American settlements which were occupied from 1100-1300AD. We also spent a lot of time at the Museum learning about the Native American history. It was great.


Happy Derek


Tour of the Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde


Cliff Palace


Cliff Palace


Square Tower ruin, tallest in the Park (4 stories)


Pretty amazing location to live in, especially on the upper ledge


Sunset over Cliff Palace


Zoomed into Cliff Palace from the opposite mesa


Derek entering a Kiva


Derek entering the Balcony House


Balcony House


Balcony House (you can see why it's called that)


More Balcony House


More Balcony House


Incredible location for several houses. It was not clear how people climbed up there


Cliff Palace panorama


Cliff Palace detail


Spruce tree house panorama


Spruce tree house


This is a 180 degree panorama of the Spruce Tree house. We liked this dwelling the most I think.