Step back into the past in Mesa Verde National Park. This park is unusual because it not only protects the natural landscape but also the numerous archaeological sites. Visit amazing structures once built and abandoned by ancient Puebloans, and enjoy the sunshine of summer as you do so. There are numerous hiking trails through this park, the majority of which lead to the important sites. Why not hike the 8,427-feet up to Point Lookout Sandstone for an incredible vista of the region? Or explore the Mancos River? Make sure you visit Cliff Palace to learn about the culture and history of Mesa Verde as well, and that you see some of the incredible paintings that have been preserved for so long. And don't forget to book one fo these unique summer getaways for the vacation of a lifetime!