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This popular out-and-back road ride starts at the Mesa Verde National Park Ranger Stations and takes you into the park, where you can take a break from the saddle and dive deep into history. Mesa Verde National Park is known for its well-preserved cliff dwellings, most notably the huge Cliff Palace.
For over 700 years, the Ancestral Pueblo people built thriving communities on the mesas and in the cliffs of Mesa Verde. Today, the park protects the rich cultural heritage of 26 tribes and offers visitors a spectacular window into the past. Mesa Top Loop Road winds past archaeological sites and overlooks, including Sun Point Overlook with panoramic canyon views. Petroglyph Point Trail has several rock carvings.
This wild landscape of deep canyons and expansive vistas is also home to over a thousand species of plants, including several that live nowhere else on earth.
Experience it all on two wheels for a unique look into ancient history.
For more, see the National Parks Service website for Mesa Verde National Park.