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Mesa Verde Tours

PO. Box 909, Durango, CO 81302
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Ranked #5 of 36 activities in Durango
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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27 attraction reviews
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Took the family on a Mesa Verde tour with Durango Rivertrippers and Adventure Tours and it was great! We had the private jeep tour (at a very reasonable price!), and our guide was both personable and knowledgeable about the national park, and its surrounding area! We even got to stop off at a quaint little cafe in Mancos to start... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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65 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
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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
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We ended our road trip in the USA with a visit to Mesa Verde. We were staying in Cortez at The Holiday Inn I reccomend it, it's very close to the park. took about 10 minutes to drive there. When you have aquirred your tickets, which were $10 per car, you then drive up through some beautiful scenery,( with plenty... More

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