Mesa Verde Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde

USA Road Trip 2020

August 9, Day 69: We saw Mesa Verde Cliff Palace, and it took our breath away.  Tucked beneath a massive natural alcove, it looks like a toy village at a distance until you zoom in and realize the scale. Over 600 smaller structures remain in the park, often lined across the valley from one another for easy communication.  The ruins evidence a large population that thrived here 800 years ago.

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Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon

USA Road Trip 2020

August 9, Day 69: No, not those craters of the moon; Craters of the Moon National Monument! We almost bypassed this national monument to save an hour in our drive from Twin Falls to Jackson Hole.   I am so glad we didn’t!  The ancient lava flows there were astounding… I haven’t seen anything like that outside of the Big Island of Hawaii.

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