Our last little trip in Mesa Verde National Park was to the highest point in the park, the Park Point fire lookout.
Below is a picture of the actual fire lookout building at the top. When we were there their was someone working inside, doing whatever fire-lookout people do. The building was restored back in 2009 (link to restoration article).
You can also hike from here, a 2.2 mile trail heads down from the viewpoint. Check here for a list of trails in the Park.
We had such a great visit to Mesa Verde National Park. Staying at the lodge within the park was a perfect fit for us. Although the guided cliff dwelling tours weren't really our style (crowded & wifey's afraid of heights), there was enough to explore without dangling over a 100 ft cliff:) The summer weather was mild, sunny by day, with thunderstorms at night.
Thanks for traveling with us as we recap our epic US summer road trip! Next stop: Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve…!
~Paul, Amber ETC