The cliff dwellings within the Mesa Verde National Park are an unmissable part of any family vacation. The three best preserved, Cliff Palace, Balcony House and Long House - are only open during summer and can only be accessed by taking a guided hike. The trail is fine for older children, though very young ones may need to be carried but the unique experience you can enjoy at the end make the effort worthwhile.
Learn more about the sites you are going to visit and the fascinating history of the Ancestral Pueblo people at the Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum, where you can see artefacts on display which have been discovered within the park.
Throughout the summer, visitors staying at Mesa Verde National Park cabins can enjoy campfire talks from local rangers and archaeologists around the fire at the Morefield Campground. These experts can really bring history to life for young visitors.