Drive by van 1 hour each way from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park. Walking up to 4 miles on hard surfaced trails, some rocky and sandy trails; several short ladders for access into ruins. NOTE: All activities in this daily itinerary are subject to change due to weather.
Motel Continental Breakfast
We will ride by van to Mesa Verde National Park and World Heritage Site. With our instructor and park rangers, we will bring history to life and explore the ancient cliff dwellings remaining in North America. We will hike with Park Rangers through the cliff dwellings along with self-guided walks of surface ruins. In doing so, we will discover the rich and amazing history including the architecture and culture of the ancient Puebloans.
During our field trip, we’ll have box lunches including a pre-selected sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, and bottled water.
Our hiking exploration of Mesa Verde continues with time to visit the museum and Visitor Center. At the end of the afternoon, we will reconvene and return to Durango.
Tonight's dinner is on own to explore the varied cuisine of Durango.
Free to explore historic downtown Durango or enjoy the hotel amenities and relax after a busy day.