Mainstream vs. hard-to-find


Last month for our family vacation, we camped in Mesa Verde National Park. (We tried to go eight or nine years ago but couldn’t, due to a massive forest fire.)

Seeing the famous cliff dwellings was indeed interesting. A fascinating fact the park ranger told us is that only about 5% of the cliff dwelling sites in the area are visited by tourists. The rest are simply to hard to find or to access.

Obviously the most picturesque or grand scale sites like this one are hit by the average visitor. But I wondered what visual treasures lay just out of reach!