Durango, Colorado / Mesa Verde National Park

Back to honeymoon updates! After Tim and I went to Salt Lake City and Arches National Park, we made out way down and back east to Durango, Colorado. We visited the Strater Hotel and then walked around downtown Durango, where I ran across a little piece of home.

After exploring the downtown area, we went to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum. We weren’t able to take a train to Silverton (though we did drive there another day), but we were able to visit the museum.

We took a peak into some of the trains in the museum and then on our way out, I noticed how decorative their radiators in the main lobby were. So neat!

Then we drove out to the Mesa Verde National Park, where we had some amazing views.

We stayed and talked with an archaeologist from the park while we looked around the ruins of the Ancestral Puebloans. We learned that nearly 50 villages had been identified within a half square mile area, and had once been home to hundreds of people. Tim I walked a few of the trails to some of the excavated sites including the Coyote Village, Far View Reservoir, and the Megalithic House.

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