Molson Report #11 – Mesa Verde


MOLSON REPORT #11 – Cliff Place

Mesa Verde, Colorado

         This is the last of the National Parks we were able to visit before the shut down.   Since we didn’t know about the shut down at the time, we had planed to revisit the park the next day as well.

mesa verde map

         The 23 mile drive to Cliff Place on a 2-lane road was reported to me by the clan members as “challenging for someone sensitive to heights & narrow roads with drop-offs”.   We left the RV at Cortez since no trailers were allowed in the park and drove the truck for an hour to the site where we met the ranger.

He gave us an introduction and a warning about the difficulties of getting into and out of Cliff Place.  He also reported 2 tourists fainting and one heart attack.   The clan male decided not to risk it, so I accompanied the clan female.

         You can see why they call it Cliff Place.



 DSC07072It took me a bit longer to climb up.


DSC07100         The opening is a door not a window.  The inhabitants were shorter than modern man.

         Here’s a picture of me entering the doorway.  Notice the great view!! Wouldn’t it feel great to get up every day an be greeted by that scene?


         Do you think someone was storing the corn for a late night popcorn snack.

         I wonder where the owner went?


See ya in Albuquerque.  Molson

3 responses »

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  2. My grandparents lived in Albuquerque when I was young and I have fond memories of road trips all throughout New Mexico and surrounding states. I remember Mesa Verde well but your pictures helped bring the place back to life for me. Thank you!


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