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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 2 days ago

We did the Step House the day before (self tour) and enjoyed the mile hike but this one requires a $5 ticket for a tour and is worth every penny. We were lucky to get in on the last tour day of the year. It...More

Thank 22man
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best interpretive experience tours I've been on, courtesy of Ranger Jack Davisson. And absolute must visit if you're going to Mesa Verde, which site itself is well worth the honor of being a natural wonder of the world. Tour was just over...More

Thank ryandles
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We didn't really know what to expect when we came to the Mesa Verde National Park, and we were left positively impressed by the archeological sites in general, but Cliff Palace in particular.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I bought tickets for the twilight tour of Cliff Palace several months before visiting; this sells out quick so I'd advise buying them online prior to visiting. I think this is the best time to visit this location because the sun isn't...More

Thank sc1009
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before I get to anything, I would get your tour tickets at LEAST a day earlier than you plan on going! This place books up fast! You can either get tickets at the park gate, or the Welcome Center in Cortez. Also, I would aim...More

1  Thank elyon192
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased tickets at the visitor center and we were in line 8 am. We were able to tour cliff palace and balcony house but the long house was sold out. Great guided tours by the park service staff. The views were great in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful one hour tour, amazing place to visit, interesting facts provided by the ranger, just wish there was little less talking and standing in one place and few extra minutes for people to take pictures for memories! After all thats what most of us want!...More

Thank Lukasz R
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing feat of craftsmanship, hard work and ingenuity these structures are. Well worth a visit.

Thank caroloha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is more than worth the $5 fee for the tour. It was an easy climb to the site. It was amazing. It was an easy climb out too.

Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the largest cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde that is open to the public. The tour is informative and you are able to be right in the dwelling.

Thank Milehighhorses
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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.