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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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Reviewed yesterday

If you visit Mesa Verde do not skip taking the guided ranger tour of Cliff Palace. To access this archaeological wonder and walk in the footsteps of the ancient pueblo Indians is priceless. You can almost feel the place come alive with the ancients themselves....More

Thank FlemingIslandFL
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and 2 friends from Texas signed up for the Cliff Palace tour. The tour was a bit over an hour and conducted by a fantastic park ranger - David Franks. He was very funny (making us all feel at ease, knowing we had...More

Thank mifan011
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ranger Carol did a fabulous tour of Cliff Palace. We thoroughly enjoyed her expertise. Bring water. I was able to do the ladders dispute two knee replacements and a rotator cuff injury :) It was a magical place.

Thank SundanceinHawaii
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cliff Palace was the highlight of my trip to Mesa Verde. Took the ranger tour. They don't really know a lot about this cliff house. A lot a speculation by the ranger. Difficult climb into and out of the cliff location.

Thank marsilva
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely take the time to tour Cliff Palace while in Mesa Verde. A ticket is required ($5) and there are a limited number, so get your tickets early. The tour is less strenuous than the Balcony House tour. It is absolutely worth the journey to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a 1/4 mile hike that involves some steep up and downs as well as two sets of ladders to climb in to view the pueblo dwelling and then out two sets of ladders to climb out. I am 60 and overweight( my handicapping...More

2  Thank Karla S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a definite must see, well preserved. Love walking around the structures and kivas . Must be able to climb down stone steps and wood ladders. Not for anyone with leg problems.

Thank ElaineB6509
Reviewed 6 days ago

This National Park is truly incredible. Mesa Verde wasn't even on our radar until someone mentioned what an incredible trip their family had during a recent visit. Cliff Palace truly looks like something out of Indiana Jones. We booked far in advance for the Twilight...More

1  Thank 411Travlr411
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the ranger reminded us, this is a place we have studied about in school, so it is a must-see. You must purchase a tour ticket at the Visitor Center, and it is a long drive to the tour start. The tour itself lasts about...More

1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow!! Hard to truly believe how this was made and lived in. An archeological sight that must be seen. Our family of 5 enjoyed the history behind Cliff Palace. Our guide Kim was fantastic. She was very informative and easy to understand. Her knowledge was...More

Thank Smorcs
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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.
10 January 2017|
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Response from LizLaurel | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer the first question, as we drove to Mesa Verde from Monument Valley. I think a day and a half is fine. We did the 700 Year Tour, which is a bus ride with s tour guide - some stops, good views - strollers would... More
21 September 2016|
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Response from PLMESQ | Reviewed this property |
There is no crawling for the Cliff Palace tour but there are some steep steps down and ladders out. My wife did not go on this tour but we did the driving loop that includes the Cliff Palace and others and there are many... More