Last month I had the great fortune of getting to traveling solo to a National Park I hadn’t been to, and what a national treasure it was. If you are ever traveling in the southwest corner of Colorado in the Four Corners area, take a day or two to visit Mesa Verde National Park. This park is rich in history, geology, and beautiful landscapes. Mesa Verde, or green table in Spanish, is known for its Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings, and the park protects over 600 of them in addition to over 5,000 archeological sites, historic structures, and breathtaking landscapes.
Below are a few of my favorite views of this amazing place. As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service I hope you’ll also put seeing a new National Park on your summer travels checklist!
To see other work by fellow Viewpoints Landscape Photographers, visit Jennifer Carr’s blog next to see some of her always amazing water inspired views, this month from Nantucket!