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Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“twilight tour” (39 reviews)
“mesa verde” (182 reviews)
“visitor center” (74 reviews)
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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+1 970-529-4465

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"balcony house"
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"ranger led tour"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"bucket list"
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"climb a ladder"
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"stone steps"
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This was the "easiest" of the tours but we still climbed a sturdy ladder and descended down numerous steps. Our guide was knowledgeable but she was a little hard to hear. We loved the tour.

Thank JRRJB
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Be sure and get a guided tour ticket at the visitor center. During peak times reserve well in advance.

Thank rezident113
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Worth every penny of the $4/person tour fee. Ranger Larry was a fantastic storyteller, making the dwellings come to life through his engaging words. The hike itself was mild for those used to hiking--a few steep staircases (hand-carved by the CCC many decades ago) and...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit! If you can come see this amazing ruin do it. You will not be disappointed! This is 1 of many ruins that you can enjoy while touring this park.

Thank lmeastlacka
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

At 67 I was a little worried about doing this tour. To my amazement I did it and loved it. Yes it was a bit challenging but do able. Just keep moving. So all you older folks go for it. For it truly is amazing...More

1  Thank Dorothy040205
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of cliff palace. It is a little strenuous coming back up from the cliff dwelling, but worth the effort!

Thank Hannah P
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We took the twilight photography tour. I recommend this is you are worried about getting tickets the day of or simply want to go when it is less crowded. The lighting was beautiful and the guide very knowledgeable.

1  Thank Richmondparent
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is the easiest of the three up-close tours in Mesa Verde NP. There is some difficult walking down stone steps and ladder climbing so one must be realistic about finishing. The National Park tour guide was very informative about the general history. The tour...More

1  Thank PLMESQ
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Cheap tour but worth every penny! Only $4 per person. There is some climbing so if you have health problems, I suggest you just look from the observation area. But you can not hike down there without a park ranger,so make sure you have your...More

Thank Gretchen L
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a great Historical place. The views are awesome. I highly recommend taking your family and discover the past.

Thank Tammy R
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Surfdajane
10 September 2017|
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Response from sarloumay | Reviewed this property |
We chose Cliff Palace because we are two middle-aged, somewhat overweight adults traveling with two kids, one of whom is afraid of heights. The Park Rangers recommended this tour over the others because the ladders are... More
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Cari P
30 July 2017|
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Response from ntalbot | Reviewed this property |
I forgot to mention - the visitor center is the first place you will see when you enter the park -it is en-route to The Far View Lodge.
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Amber F
7 July 2017|
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Response from businesstraveler796 | Reviewed this property |
I think they're allowed, but best to check with the parks service. You might also check about rules for your 3 year-old because the tour involves descending some steep stairs and climbing ladders.
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