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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
It’s always tough to drive past an attraction, and because of time, not be able to stop. That happened to me in 2005, during my Colorado loop trip, when I drove by Mesa Verde. It was almost dark, and I needed to get to Durango in order to stay on track for the following day. So, I reluctantly had to pass the turnoff to Mesa Verde National Park. I swore, though, that I’d get there eventually, and almost a year and a half later, I did. Most national parks are set aside to preserve natural beauty. Mesa Verde does that, …