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Long House Tour: Favorite Mesa Verde Cliff Dwelling

The Long House tour was an amazing two-hour experience and a personal favorite of the three... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Outstanding Guide/Outstanding learning

This tour takes a little longer and is worth every minute of it. To be able to walk through this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Long House tour was an amazing two-hour experience and a personal favorite of the three ranger-led tours enjoyed this past September at the Mesa Verde National Park. Ranger Margaret set a relaxed and contemplative pace as she walked the large group (~40 to 50...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This tour takes a little longer and is worth every minute of it. To be able to walk through this great ruin is amazing. The tour included pictures, samples of pottery pieces and a wonderful discussion of pottery led by our Ranger guide. She was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was a truly unforgettable experience. Our park ranger Alex was extremely knowledgable and made the ruins come alive with his descriptions of the people who once made this amazing place their home.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was described as a two mile hike. You actually walk two miles down an asphalt path to the pueblo cliff dwelling. It's exactly like going to the Step House, but at least there it's self paced with a ranger on site to answer questions....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 1/2 mile hike, fairly easy to do. (I have asthma and had no problems). There are steps and small ladders and the hike back was okay as long as I took a break. Now for the best part... the tour guide, Michael, was knowledgable...More

Thank Candy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short walk down the trail and then significant elevation drop down some stairs to the dwelling. Very large dwelling and great to look round. Have to walk back up to get back but it isn’t too hard. Takes about 2 to 2.5 hours.

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Need to get tickets, as this is a guided tour, taking about two hours. Our guide told us all kinds of things about the Pueblo Indians that once inhabited these ruins. Enjoyed the hike, and the stories that came with it. You need to be...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is probably my favourite of the three principal sites in Mesa Verde. There are fewer people here as it's a long way from the rest of the park and there are no facilities to speak of. The walk down to the Long House is...More

Thank kickingcatfish
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Very interesting tour. The hike out is not as bad as they make it sound.Had one ladder to climb but it was not to bad.I would recommend this tour,when you are done there is another place real close you can do a self guided tour...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Long House has a spacious feel that gives the idea that it might have been a pleasant place to live.

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Katrina I
23 April 2018|
Response from SantaFeDiva | Reviewed this property |
Long House is on Wetherill Mesa, only open in summer, but check with website or Facebook and, yes, you have to get a tour. You will be walking on the Mesa and walking on the ruin.