More than 170 thousand hectares in the southwest corner of Colorado is now protected by the earth under a national monument of ancient canyons, where there were a thousand settlements of our ancestors Puebla. The visitor center is located just west of Deloresa Anasazi Heritage Center, which includes a research institution with more than 3 million artifacts and specimens. In addition, the inside of the museum & # 39 object quite impressive. Asphalted road for half a mile to the level of the height of 200 feet leads to Escalante Puebla, located at the top of the hill for a visitor center, with a magnificent 360-degree views of the mountains of La Plata, Montezuma Valley, McPhee Reservoir and Mesa Verde.
To the north of the cemetery Springs at the foot of the mountain pass is Treasure Travel, which cascades 105 meters to go to Falls Creek on the way to the San Juan River. The upper part of the falls seen from the explosion, but to get a view of all the fall, you need to climb a quarter of a mile off the trail to gain from a height of 300 feet. At the end of the trail there is a wooden bridge that is suspended above the Falls Creek about 25 feet from the base of the falls. Be ready to warm up from the fog.
In the southwest corner of Colorado 236 miles but inspiring beauty, known as the San Juan Skyway with a range of height of 6200 feet to just over 11,000 feet. Skylight begins and ends in the towns of Cortez and Durango and travels north through the forest of San Juan, where the three lines that make up the line, passing along steep winding mountain passes and down the valleys below spectacular mountain peaks. some 14,000 feet into the clear blue sky. On the segment of the highway between Uray and Silvertanam, called "highway million dollars", you can see why this part is really priceless, with an absolute mountain wall on one side and the direct landing on the other side, showing the beauty of the alpine peaks. and the magnificent valley below. As a bonus, the road passes through the old mining town of Rico, Teluryde, Ori and Silvertan where every town has many historic buildings, as well as activities, shopping and dining.
Telluryd sits a few miles off the road in the canyon boxes in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where some of the old Victorian home production is still standing with hiking trails along the river San Miguel. Teluryd above the world-famous ski resort in Teluryde. Besides that Ouray with & # 39 is an old mining town, they are a few treats for visitors who pass through it. Cascading waterfall at the end of the 8th Street demonstrate impressive drop of water which is lowered to 100 ft created by melting snow from the Cascade Mountains. Quarter mile is steep and rough trail leads to the base of the falls where you can walk under and behind the falls. At the other end of town is the Canyon Falls. After a short distance of 400 feet into a narrow path misses canyon boxes where grated path away from the rock wall is 100 feet to the rear of the canyon, where one can see the water drop 85 feet. Down the stairs is one pyatsidesyatsimetrovay to the base falls. Silvertan at a height of 918 feet is located in the valley of the southern end of the San Juan Mountains and is very rich in its history as an old mining town of the early 19th century.
At the end of the 1800s. Ueteryl and his son-in was discovered that, as you know, Klifski Palace. Over the next 18 years, visitors of this property have artifacts, burned wood on the fire and fishing on some of the walls. For any reason not mentioned neither in the destruction of a place known as the "Balcony House", which was discovered a few years earlier on intelligence-led S.E. Osbourne. In 1906, these two places and thousands of hectares of steel protected as Mesa Verde National Park. These two places with Long House, which was excavated in the mid-19th century, can be seen close only in directories in the park.
Going to the park, you drive about 18 miles to reach the loop in the 6-kilometer palace of the first 15 miles on a steep winding road with switching, leading over Messi and quests. Along the way there are a few species for spectacular views over the valley Mankos, Montezuma Valley, the geological view and Point Mallard Park, which is a & # 39 is the highest point in the park at 872 feet. Walk 2 miles leading out the form with 360-degree views of Mesa Parks and Quests, with the mountains on a long distance. From here you can see the natural structure of the four states that make up the region of the four corners.
If the road passes by the distant houses, the road becomes level along the top Chapinskay Mass, where the community was a further view, which was the most populated 50 villages of half a million. Then one loop at a mile leading to the house shrines pipes, city center, village Coyote megalithic house Tower Far species and communities reservoir.
Six miles imposition Mesa the Top has many stops where you can walk to the Pit House, the main Mesa site, Sun Pueblo, 300-yard walk to the form Square Tower and the Sun Temple, which also provides an excellent view of the rock palace, which sits in the gazebo across the valley.
The Mesa Verde over 600 alcove with the best-preserved and most notable residential cliffs in North America makes the most popular sites. Along shastsimilyavaga plant for a rock palace you can reach sightseeing tours of Cliff Palace, overlooking the Balcony House and a tour of the house balcony. In the largest cliff in which they live 150 rooms and 23 nods for the rock palace is considered the nearest hike a quarter mile, the change in height of 100 feet. A total of 40 rooms, Balcony House is considered to be the living quarters of medium size; however, to get to a place with & # 39 is the most difficult when the loop for quarter mile takes a 32-foot ladder through a small 12-foot tunnel, 18-inch wide crawled through the 5-meter ladder and out of the housing up to 60-futovay wall open rock small stone steps and the ten-two staircases.
Road to 12 miles in the wind with steep levels and switching off Mesame and around the completed on-site Long House, the 2nd-largest property precipice. Tour – a trip to the round trip of 2.25 miles, with the first mile is just across the asphalt track and steep elevation changes of 130 feet along the rock wall to reach the property.
Unfortunately, 3rd largest housing termination, spruce house can no longer be considered close because of the possibility of falling boulders from the walls of the rock; but beautiful view of the housing seen from behind the museum.
In addition, they have a lot of hiking trails leading to the ruins and other smaller housing for fun. With doubt, to really experience what it has to offer Mesa Verde, you need to plan for at least two full days.