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Handicapped access

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Handicapped access

My husband uses a mobility scooter and wonders if he would be able to go into any of the cliff dwellings

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Colorado
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1. Re: Handicapped access

Bumping this up so that someone with experience may reply.

In the meantime: https:/…accessibility.htm

https:/…physical-mobility.htm

wheelchairtraveling.com/accessibility-at-mes…

Edited: 08 October 2016, 18:30
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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for Santa Fe, Mesa Verde National Park, Boulder, New Mexico
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2. Re: Handicapped access

None of the cliff dwellings are accessible for wheelchairs or scooters. Overlooks, the museum, some of the Mesa Top sites have paved pathways. https:/…accessibility.htm

Fruita, Colorado
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3. Re: Handicapped access

Welcome to the forums. I was in Mesa Verde last week and did a lot of the archaeological sites and the museum.

The archaeological sites are easy to see with paved/fine gravel walkways and limited handicapped parking. The challenge will be unloading and loading the scooter at each stop. If you go during the busy season it could be quite a challenge to manuever, imho, since it was crowded at some points with family groups. The museum and visitor center are both very scooter friendly and there is a great film at the museum. Be sure to bring binoculars and you can see Cliff Palace from a couple of different vantage points.

https:/…physical-mobility.htm

Only you can decide your strength in dealing with the scooter. Just doing the walking at altitude tired me out more than the usual stroll in the park so I think you should be acclimated before going up there. Hope this works out for you.

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