Mesa Verde National Park: Look Back In Time 1,000 Years

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Most of the national parks in the Southwest are about the landscapes, but Mesa Verde in southern Colorado is more cultural than natural. There’s still plenty of rugged scenery, but there are also more than 5,000 archaeological sites contained within Mesa Verde’s boundaries. Mesa Verde, Spanish for “green table”, offers a spectacular look into the […]

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12 National Parks Surge in Attendance

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As many national parks broke attendance records through the first 11 months in 2015, parks are bracing for even greater crowds in 2016, when the National Parks Service turns 100 years old. Overall visitation to parks, monuments, and other sites administered by the National Parks Service is on track to hit 300 million in 2015, […]

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Circle of Ancients: Ancestral Puebloans

The sites of the Ancestral Puebloans are many and include Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, and Aztec Ruins National Monument. All combine to form The Circle of Ancients—a theme some have spent a lifetime exploring. About 1,400 years ago, long before Europeans explored […]

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Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

Recent media reports detail numerous human encounters with black bears. In most instances the bears became food-conditioned, lost their natural fear of humans, and become a threat as they roamed in search of an easy meal. These bear was either relocated or euthanized by rangers because they posed an obvious human safety risk to campers. […]

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Colorado County Campground Offers Vintage Airstream

A 31-foot Airstream trailer, the 2006 75th anniversary edition of the company’s Classic model, will be available to campers at Larimer County’s South Bay Campground at Horsetooth Reservoir beginning Memorial Day weekend. “I’ve got to rent it out about 175 times to get even on it,” Dan Rieves, visitor services manager for the natural resources […]

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RVC Outdoor Destinations Completes Garden of the Gods Upgrade

Colorado Springs premier outdoor recreation property upgraded to Garden of the Gods RV Resort. RVC Outdoor Destinations, a leading provider of U.S. outdoor resort properties, announces that it has completed the renovation of Garden of the Gods Campground in Colorado Springs, Colorado and it has been upgraded to Garden of the Gods RV Resort. Garden […]

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