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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.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The date of my visit is wrong. I actually visited Cliff Palace back in May of 2015, then again in June of 2016. Both times I was doing a week long motorcycle trip, covering the western central United States. This place is worth the stop...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the most popular ranger tour. Very informative and a must see. Wear comfortable shoes. Highly recommend!

Thank travelnut10101
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mesa Verde is a breath-taking place, where you can ride the park with your car for 3 hours and in every stop have spectacular sites of ancient houses/pueblos. The road is very good, but require some skills as there are close curves. There are restrooms...More

Thank ronald p
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ranger led tours of Cliff House were closed for the season during our visit, but you can still get clear/excellent views from the overlook. Bring binoculars if you have them.

1  Thank NewStart78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited Cliff Palace a few times, in summer and in early winter. Great at any time. When everyone seems to be in a hurry to see all the sights, sit down on a quiet rock and just feel what a lovely area you are...More

Thank SandyRShaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can hike to Cliff Palace or view it from the overlook at the road. In either case, it's really interesting to see the structures people lived in so long ago.

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, if you are afraid of heights, ladders or in poor health you should look at this from afar. Otherwise, wow! The ranger guided tour was very good. How often to you get to turn back the clock and walk where an ancient people did?...More

Thank Wilma B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cliff Palace is awesome! The tours are fantastic & each time I visit I learn more interesting facts about The Ancients who lived here!!

Thank lyn729
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a hike up and down the trail, so do not go if you can’t climb ladders or have heart or breathing problems. There is an altitude of 8,000 feet and there could be altitude sickness and you would not want that. Keep your...More

Thank SantaFeDiva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at the Visitor's Center which has some interesting info about the mesa. We did not take a tour but drove to overlooks and saw Long House. It can be very windy up on top of the mesa and is about a 26 mile drive...More

Thank rp-yp
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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
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.
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.