Go on a holiday to a UNESCO World Heritage Site when you visit the Mesa Verde National Park, located in southwest Colorado. The park is important in terms of history and archaeology in the US, as it is a treasure trove of Native American culture. So when you go to Mesa Verde, you can throw in a free history and nature lesson: the park contains over 600 cliff dwelling of the Ancestral Puebloan people, dating back as early as the 1190s. As well as the history, which everyone is sure to enjoy, you can take part in many recreational activities on the numerous loops, trails, and hikes to explore the rest of this unique park. Take the Aspen Loop Trail or the Spruce Tree Loop through old logging roads, streams, aspen groves, and spruce forests. So check out these mountain cottages near Mesa Verde National Park for a great alpine experience!