HomeAbout MeHobbiesOther InterestsPhotosLinks

tom@tomwinfield.com

From Durango, it was a drive over to Mesa Verde National Park. The fee station is just off on US Hwy 160.  Its about a 15 mile drive on the park drive to Far View Visitor's Center.  Make sure that you stop there and talk with a Ranger at the desk.  There is where you will get information about the Park and where you sign up for Ranger-led tours.

Did a driving tour of the main section of the Park.  By then, I had enough so did not drive over to check the Wetherill Mesa area. Had thought about doing one of the payed tours of the "homes". Was told all required very strenuous climbing steps and ladders. Decided would be more fun getting my strenuous workout on my bicycle.

Spruce Tree House is the only one you can get close to and into without being one a payed, Ranger-let tour.  Long House, Balcony House, and Cliff Palace are accessed only via reserved-space, Ranger-led tours.  As this posting, these tours cost $3 per person.

Stopped at the restaurant at Spruce Tree House. Talk about a SLOW serving line! Then there was a 1 year old (I estimate) was bawling, screaming. I know that when I was that age, there was no doing that! Otherwise my dad would give me something to cry about (a good spanking). Gave me a headache.

When you stop at one of view area along the canyon, you can see "houses" all over.  Bring your binoculars and telephoto lens.  Don't miss the Cedar Tree Tower and Far View Sites Complex. Both of these are on side roads on the way back to the Vistor's Center.

IMG_1682.jpg

CRW_3461_RJ.jpg

CRW_3462_RJ.jpg

CRW_3463_RJ.jpg

CRW_3464_RJ.jpg

CRW_3465_RJ.jpg

CRW_3466_RJ.jpg

CRW_3467_RJ.jpg

CRW_3468_RJ.jpg

CRW_3469_RJ.jpg

CRW_3470_RJ.jpg

CRW_3471_RJ.jpg

CRW_3472_RJ.jpg

CRW_3473_RJ.jpg

CRW_3474_RJ.jpg

CRW_3475_RJ.jpg

CRW_3476_RJt.jpg

CRW_3477_RJt.jpg

CRW_3478_RJ.jpg

CRW_3479_RJ.jpg

CRW_3480_RJ.jpg

CRW_3481_RJ.jpg

CRW_3482_RJ.jpg

CRW_3483_RJ.jpg

CRW_3484_RJ.jpg

CRW_3485_RJt.jpg

CRW_3486_RJ.jpg

CRW_3487_RJ.jpg

CRW_3488_RJt.jpg

CRW_3489_RJt.jpg

CRW_3490_RJt.jpg

CRW_3491_RJ.jpg

CRW_3492_RJ.jpg

CRW_3493_RJ.jpg

CRW_3494_RJt.jpg

CRW_3495_RJt.jpg

CRW_3496_RJ.jpg

CRW_3497_RJ.jpg

CRW_3498_RJ.jpg

CRW_3499_RJ.jpg

IMG_0339.jpg

IMG_0340.jpg

IMG_0341.jpg

IMG_0342.jpg

IMG_0343.jpg

IMG_0344.jpg

IMG_0345.jpg

IMG_0346.jpg

IMG_0347.jpg

IMG_0348t.jpg

IMG_0349.jpg

IMG_0350.jpg

IMG_0351t.jpg

IMG_0352.jpg

IMG_0353.jpg

IMG_0354t.jpg

IMG_0355t.jpg

IMG_0356t.jpg

IMG_0357t.jpg

IMG_0358.jpg

IMG_0359t.jpg

IMG_0360.jpg

IMG_0361.jpg

IMG_0362.jpg

IMG_0363.jpg

IMG_0364.jpg

IMG_0365.jpg

IMG_0366.jpg

IMG_0367.jpg

IMG_0368.jpg

IMG_0369.jpg

IMG_0370.jpg

IMG_0371.jpg

IMG_0372.jpg

IMG_0373.jpg

IMG_0374.jpg

IMG_0375.jpg

IMG_0376.jpg

IMG_0377.jpg

IMG_0378.jpg

IMG_0379.jpg

IMG_0380.jpg

IMG_0381.jpg

IMG_0382.jpg

IMG_0383t.jpg

IMG_0384t.jpg

IMG_0385t.jpg

IMG_0386.jpg

IMG_0387.jpg

IMG_0388.jpg

IMG_0389.jpg

IMG_0390.jpg

IMG_0391.jpg

IMG_0392.jpg

IMG_0393.jpg

IMG_0394.jpg

IMG_0395.jpg

IMG_0396.jpg

IMG_0397.jpg

IMG_0398.jpg

IMG_0399.jpg

IMG_0400.jpg

IMG_0401.jpg

IMG_0402.jpg

IMG_0403.jpg

IMG_0404.jpg

IMG_0405.jpg

IMG_0407.jpg

IMG_0408.jpg

IMG_0409.jpg

IMG_0410.jpg

IMG_0411.jpg

IMG_0412.jpg

IMG_0413.jpg

IMG_0414.jpg

IMG_0415t.jpg

IMG_0416t.jpg

IMG_0417.jpg

IMG_0418t.jpg

IMG_0419.jpg

IMG_0420.jpg

IMG_0421t.jpg

IMG_0422.jpg

 

 


[Back][Up][Next]

 

 


Copyright(c) 2009 Tom Winfield. All rights reserved.