Lighting Candles

Today starts the beginning of the Holiday Celebrations at Mesa Verde National Park. For many years now, Mesa Verde has held a Luminaria Holiday Open House. The first Thursday of every December the Park Service lights the way down to … Continue reading Lighting Candles

Soda Canyon Overlook- A hike in Mesa Verde

On one of my weekends I went for a hike on some of the trails that aren’t as popular in Mesa Verde National Park. I decided to hike the Soda Canyon Overlook trail; the only way you can see Balcony House without going on a tour. Its find on the Cliff Palace loop road, about a 1/4 mile down the road from the Balcony House tour parking lot. It’s just a small pull-off on the side of the road with a sign. The trail is a 1.5 mile loop through a Pinyon Pine-Utah Juniper forest on the mesa top. There … Continue reading Soda Canyon Overlook- A hike in Mesa Verde