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.

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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.

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Autumn is a great time to visit our National Parks. The crowds are smaller and the weather is cooler. Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is an excellent place to take advantage of the outdoor activities this time of year. Over 300,000 acres encompassing the Teton Mountain Range.

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Did you know that Wrangell-St Elias National Park & Preserve in Alaska is the largest National Park in the United States? Over 13 million acres. But did you know it is the least visited National Park?

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Where in the world is Antelope Island? In the wonderful state of Utah! Less than an hour north of Salt Lake City is a fantastic State Park for hiking, outdoor activities and the best views of the Great Salt Lake.  The island is over 28,000 acres.  When visiting Utah I didn’t want to miss a chance to hike this one!

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