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Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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“A Beautiful View ”
4 days ago
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cliff palace is one of those places that you can't describe in other than solemn tones. We came in May and the Cliff Palace wasn't open yet. Still the views are amazing and it is beautiful.

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very cool tour. Don't do it I'd you have any difficulty getting around. The walk down and around was a piece of cake but to get out you have to climb up this wooden ladder that is pretty much straight up and down the cliff...More

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is kind of the main ruin at Mesa Verde National Park. It is utterly amazing! You are able to see it from various overlooks around the park and I recommend stopping at all of them. It is so cool to see the construction and...More

1  Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mesa Verde was well planned out when it was developed. You can see everything without ever having to make a left hand turn. Nearly all of the ruins may be viewed and enjoyed without taking the tour, but the tour truly makes the experience even...More

1  Thank SWWelland
Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the dwellings in Mesa Verde are not-to-be-missed and this is no exception. You can only view this from cliffs across from it, but still well worthwhile.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Words cannot express the magnificence of this area...the cliff dwellings are powerful. All I can say is GO.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed overnight in one of the cabins and spent an entire day viewing the Native American cliff dwellings. So interesting! Also a good gift shop for unusual purchases. Take your kids!

Thank Boodashark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started off on the Petroglyph Trail and loved it! It was a lot of fun to hike, not too tough but went along a cliff (not scary) and had a great payoff at the end with the Petroglyphs. We did go in July so...More

1  Thank 752kat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These is my second time to visit Mesa Verde and the Cliff Palace is always a must-see. It’s incredibly beautiful to see it from across the gorge.

Thank kartikmexico
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It's worth every step of that ladder, you will be amazed and will have your breathe taken away. This is what you came for, you won't be disappointed and if you see Ranger Kimberly, tell her hello from Topper

Thank tollhousetart
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We want to fly into Albuquerque and drive to the Mesa Verde. We will be flying in late at night, what is a good/cheap mid-way point to stop. We planning on spending one and half day at Mesa Verde. Our children (4 and 5 years old), and we would like to know what is the best tour to take, can we bring our stroller? Thank you.
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
Are there many different dwellings to tour? And if so, what is the top one to see? Without having to crawl thru tunnels?!
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
How do I get there using a car Best airport to fly into
2 September 2016|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Albuquerque and drove up via Taos and Durango, but La Plata Airport is your closest airport.