Mesa Verde National Park and the Durango and Silverton Railroad

From a historic train ride to a legacy of mining, from ancient Puebloan architecture to the inspiring landscapes of Mesa Verde National Park, learn the story of the Four Corners region.
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Program No. 1263RJ
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The Mesa Verde trip is fabulous. You stay in one place which is the National Park Lodge and then take a trip to the Narrow Gauge railroad and Durango but the bus ride is not very long. The guides were superb and give you a perspective, appreciation and knowledge that you would never get from exploring on your own.


This trip was so much more than I anticipated it would be. Trina is an awesome tour guide and really brought Mesa Verde to life for us all. The programs were informative and really gave a feel for the life and culture of the area. This was our first Road Scholar trip and we can’t wait for the next one!


The whole experience on the Mesa Verde/ Dunrango-Silverton tour met or exceeded expectations. The time for lectures and for site visiting was well-spaced and diversified and time was well-spent. The tour guides and instructors had more knowledge than they could ever impart and were a joy to have as our leaders. Really a well-planned and executed tour!


Even though my friend and I could not visit the cliff dwellings in the canyons, we thoroughly enjoyed seeing them from the top. And hearing all the history of the park and talking to the leaders and asking question. We especially enjoyed the guest speakers.


This is a great program and we learned much about the history and Culture of the Mesa Verde complex. We will no doubt enroll in a similar program in the future.


We had an excellent experience with a once in a lifetime snowfall that enhanced the environment. Our group leader was delightful and stayed positive even when we encountered “whiteout” conditions. Seeing this national park through her eyes made the visit unique, interesting and most of all fun.


Amazing program in an absolutely gorgeous location. Learned so much about people who came before us. Had wonderful leader and speakers.


Marvelous trip. The dramatic cliffs and canyons and the remnants of dwellings occupied more than a thousand years ago are amazing. While learning about the history of the people who have inhabited the area, I also made new discoveries about myself. Despite the unexpected snow every day of our trip, our fearless leader, Trina Lindig, did a great job of rearranging the schedule and overcoming closed roads. She and the other speakers provided fascinating stories and presentations that created a delightful experience.


Extraordinary program. Would highly recommend. Feel free to use any comments from the survey.

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