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Half Day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Led by a local guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
Half Day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour
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Experience an overall historical view of the Ancestral Puebloans 600 A.D. through 1200 A.D. Comfortable air conditioned coach and Nat'l Institute of Interpretation certified guides.
Mesa Verde Tour - AM
The 700 Years Tour provides you with an overall historical view of the Ancestral Puebloans’ architectural, horticultural, cultural, and religious dimensions of their lives in the Southwest.
Experience all this UNESCO World Heritage site has to offer on this 4 hour small group tour. It provides you with an overall historical view of the Ancestral Puebloans architectural, horticultural, cultural, and religious dimensions of their lives in the Southwest. The interpretive tour guides are all National Association for Interpretation certified. Choose from one of two departure times when you book.
What to Expect
The tour starts at either 8am or 1:30pm from Far View Lodge, Mile Marker 15, 45 minutes inside Mesa Verde National Park where you will board a comfortable and air conditioned coach. Experience a chronological journey starting with a pithouse village (A.D. 600), the development of pueblos and underground ceremonial rooms called kivas (A.D. 900-1100), to the Classic Pueblo era of cliff dwellings dated from the 13th century. Take amazing photos of Fewkes Canyon Overlooks at Oak Tree House and Fire Temple with a walk around stop at Sun Temple before your visit to either Cliff Palace or Balcony House cliff dwelling. Price includes admission to either one hour ranger guided tour of Cliff Palace or Balcony House depending on the time of year. Learn about the 700 years of Ancestral Puebloan history from our experienced NAI certified Interpretive Guides all while we do the driving and parking.

Cliff Dwellings are at 7,000 ft. elevation. Cliff Palace (open 5/26-9/24) requires a 1/4 mile hike and climbing four 12 foot ladders. Between 4/15-5/25 and 9/25-10/26 visit Balcony House which requires guests to climb a 32 foot ladder, crawl through an 18 inch x 12 foot tunnel and scale a 60 foot rock face. Guests that are unable or unwilling to climb the ladders will visit the Chapin Mesa Museum and Spruce Tree House Overlook during the dwelling tours.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Nice Experience

Before Exploring the park ourselves we decided to take the 700 years tour organized by Mesaverde Colarodo. This is a Half Day Four Hour Tour and starts from the Lodge.It gives an overview of the Publo Culture and civilization and how it evolved over Seven...More

Thank KRAMA200
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
700 Year Tour

We opted for the 700-year group tour because the private tours were already booked. We were happy with our tour. Our tour guide, Carolyn, was very knowledgeable and informative. Our bus driver, Ken, was very friendly. We especially liked the Cliff Dwellings tour that was...More

1  Thank Donna J
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The drive up involves two lane highway, curvy, uphill, and downhill climbs. You drive to the various dwellings along the cliffs. There are also hiking trails. The Palace was the best in my opinion and most popular according to the ranger. If you plan to...More

Thank jpatterson915
Reviewed 29 April 2018
700 Year Tour

Took the 700 year tour with Mark. Excellent experience. Mark and our driver were so much fun. Climbed Balcony House and explored the ruins. Must do!

Thank Revel999
Reviewed 2 November 2016
Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde is an amazing national park located in southern Colorado preserving the history and culture of the ancient Pueblo people. Known for the cliff dwellings visitors can also visit mesa top ruins. There is much to see. We stopped at the visitor's center and...More

1  Thank jnj2305
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