It was very cool seeing the structures built by Pueblo people.
But of course the coolest thing about Bandelier was they allow visitors to climb into the structures!
|Here lizard, lizard, lizard|
At Mesa Verde, you had the opportunity to tour the ruins and structures, but only on a ranger guided tour. We didn't know this until we showed up and then all the slots were filled. We were able to see one or two without a ranger, but the most famous Cliff Palace could only be toured with a ranger. Boo!
|View from a distance of the Cliff Palace with a ranger guided tour group|