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Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Mesmerising place!

We did this guided tour as recommended at the park entrance by the ranger. The site is very large... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Margot E
Gladstone, Australia
via mobile
Wow, what a special place

You could feel the history whilst walking through this special location. We did this as part of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul F
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An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did this guided tour as recommended at the park entrance by the ranger. The site is very large. There is a Step pathway down to the site but at the end you are required to climb a steep ladder to get out! It is...More

Thank Margot E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You could feel the history whilst walking through this special location. We did this as part of the 700 year guide tour that cost about $50 each through the company that runs the site for the NPS. We were under the mistaken impression when booking...More

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just as great as we expected. Plan on a minimum of a half day to drive through the park and make the photo stops. We did not do any of the ranger guided tours because of some mobility limitations on our part. The views from...More

Thank BobUpNorth
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying in Durango, so I drove over to the Visitor's Center early one morning to buy our tickets to Cliff Palace two days in advance. I don't know whether it was necessary, but I was glad I did because we did not need...More

Thank sarloumay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Since this is the park's most iconic structure and tours can be booked two days in advance, the tours sell out quickly. Get tickets as soon as you can from the visitors center at the entrance to the park, the mesa top museum, or the...More

Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 700 Years Tour from Aramark and were able to take a tour of the Cliff Palace. It was absolutely amazing. Ranger Gray did a great job and provided a very informative and interesting tour. The cliff dwellings are amazing. Next time I...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The details of how things were made and the springs make this tour worth taking. They do a good job telling you about the history and answering the questions you might have. It was the easiest of the tours we took and we did all...More

Thank TeacherDoris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I did the Cliff Palace tour. Be sure to get tickets as soon as you arrive at park - we were there at 8:30am and the earliest tour was 1:30pm... until a 10:30am tour popped up just as we were about to...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased our tickets at the Visitor's Center and again nothing was said about the tour. This one is not as scary as the Balcony House. If you do not like heights this tour is not for you either.

Thank rsetter45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, this tour was like nothin I have seen before! Amazing views and great information provided by our guide. The visitor center lady had said that this would be very strenuous, and actually talked my dad out of the adventure because she insisted it was...More

Thank Amanda h
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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.
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