Mesa Verde National Park
An Archaeologist’s Dream
Truck Campers will find the Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is best known for nearly 5,000 known well preserved archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. The alcoves of the Ancestral Pueblo people who lived in the regions from A.D. 600 to 1300 are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
Truck campers will see structures within these alcoves that are mostly blocks of hard sandstone and held together with adobe mortar.
Black Canyon of the
Gunnison National Park
The steepest cliffs plunge to the two million year old Gunnison River, at points more than 2,700 feet down, creating some of the best and most advanced rock climbing and viewing opportunities in the national park system.
Taking short hikes along the South and North rims provide stunning views of this geologic time capsule. Or drive along the North and South Rim as well as the East Portal Road.