Mesa Verde National Park

CORTEZ, CO – Mesa Verde has to be one of the most spectacular National Parks to just drive through. We didn't have much time to stop and do anything, so we just drove through the park (about 20 miles in and 20 miles out). The main road into the park winds through the mountains, and you can see for miles from the lookouts into the valley. We were even able to catch a few glimpses of the wildfire burning about 7 miles east of the park.