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Mesa Verde Tours

PO. Box 909, Durango, CO 81302
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Ranked #4 of 40 Activities in Durango
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Austin, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

So much fun! We went with Mild2Wild tours and during the day, and while we were there, we went on a ranger led tour to the Cliff Palace with Ranger Joshua, who was amusing. The Palace was impressive and an excellent tour opportunity. It did require a lot of energy and oxygen so if you have asthma bring your inhaler... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Essential viewing if you are in the area. This NP stands out too because it is not like other Parks. You are seeing ancient dwellings as well as landscape. You do have to climb ladders to get to them because they are built into ledges in cliff faces but this adds to the adventure. We saw the Cliff Palace and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My boys (11 & 7 yo) talked me into doing the self guided petroglyph hike even after I told them that it was going to take 2-3 hours to hike it. First let me tell you that we are not hikers and didn't expect it to be as hard as it was. It was a lot of walking up and... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Family of 6 and we loved it. We did the self guided tour of the Spruce Tree House. Quite a hike back up the hill but worth it. Plenty of Park Rangers to help answer questions. We then ate at the Spruce Tree Terrace which was very good for lunch and nicely priced. We then did the Balcony House tour... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We booked our tour through Mild to Wild out of Durango. I traveled with my husband, 6 year old , and 9 year old. The 45 minute drive from Durango was scenic and pleasant. Mild to Wild (M2W) drove us via van and booked us on two ranger guided tours- Cliff Palace and Balcony House. Our M2W guide assessed the... More

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Salem, SC
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A full day trip. At least 45 minutes from Durango to the park entrance which contains needed information and tickets for various guided tours. Cost is $15 per car with discounts for seniors, etc. Another 45 minutes to get to the better Cliff Dweller sites. Tours vary with one's ability at climbing ladders, hills etc. in high elevation. The Rangers... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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73 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Mesa Verde has been on my list of U.S. destinations for years. As a history geek, I had to see the cliff dwellings. I've studied the Anasazi ruins and my husband's interest runs decidedly in the opposite direction, for the most part. However, he would do anything to check this one off my list of places to see. He was... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We just went on a Mesa Verde tour with Mild to Wild this month and loved every minute of it! They picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the national park. Then we embarked on a driving tour through the park hiking around the amazing cliff dwellings, where our fantastic tour guide, who was great with our... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Our family did the Petroglyph hike and it took us about 2 hours total. Great views, the scenery is picturesque. Be prepared for the weather. We encountered warm sun, freezing winds and snow all in one day and take plenty of water!

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A great place to visit and be amazed at how the early people lived and settled. No food is allowed in the area as they are preserving it historical value. (Park Rangers will remind you of this before you go down to the site)

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