Mesa Verde National Park (Spanish for green table) is a fabulous insight of how the Pueblo people lived in these now preserved cliff dwellings and surrounding lands. It also gives us an in-depth glimpse into their culture. Located in Southwest Colorado, Mesa Verde, occupying over 52,000 acres, the park has over 600 cliff dwellings and about 4300 archeological sites to date.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was established in 1879 and completed by 1882. Originally used to haul gold and silver, now serves as a scenic ride on coal-fired, steam-powered trains that run from Durango, Colorado to the historic mining town of Silverton, Colorado, 45 miles one way.
The Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railroad is approximately 64 miles of one of the most enthralling train rides you will ever experience in the U.S. This ride has it all from narrow ledges, deep canyons, stunning scenery of aspen groves, rolling hills and an abundance of wildlife.