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Cliff Palace

Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

All of Mesa Verde is wonderful, but this is a must hands on experience. You really get an appreciation for how the Ancestral Pueblo people lived. This is a very well narrated tour, as are all of the park's guided tours. You can tell all of the guides love their job and are truly engaged in the history of the... More 

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Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We loved this place. You get to actually walk through the entire Palace and have a very informative tour guide. There is some climbing on a ladder that may scare a few off and you should be in decent/not dead shape. There are a few tight spots but the views are inspiring. Take the kids along id they are not... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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281 reviews 281 reviews
200 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stopped here on a recent road trip. I wasn't up for the tour/hike down, so I took photos from the view point at the top, but my husband took the tour - and couldn't stop talking about it! According to him it was way less physically demanding that the guides made it out to be, so I regret staying... More 

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Bethel, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Mesa Verde was truly an amazing visit and well worth visiting. The cliff dwellings really let you take a glimpse of life back in the day and make you appreciate what you have today. Spiritual, moving, inspiring... Highly recommend a visit to the dwellings

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
100 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I wasn't sure about taking the guided tour because it was up and down ladders etc and we weren't used to the altitude but I'm so glad we did it. The guide was very informative and the trip was just the right length. The ladders and narrow gaps in the rock weren't a problem at all. The whole park is... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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476 reviews 476 reviews
229 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This Anasazi pueblo is the largest cliff dwelling on the continent. It dates back to about 1200 AD. Because of its strategic location in a cliff face, the site was easily defended from marauding bands. But a good thing was not going to last. It wasn't the environmental degradation by this people that forced them to abandon the pueblo. It's... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The energy of this place is spooky. Worth the trip. We visited many of the cliff dwellings in the area this one is the largest.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Cliff Palace is very well preserved and is well worth the trip. There are many others to see also.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went the last day of the season and were lucky enough to be able to tour the Cliff Palace! The tour was the perfect length; only 1 hour. Such a great site! The guide mentioned tours may not be able to visit the site next year due to stabilization efforts so check before getting your hopes set on it.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited Mesa Verde NP in Oct 2014. At this time of the year the Wetherill Mesa was closed to public, therefore the things to visit were Balcony house the Cliff palace. We were there for the day and chose to visit the Cliff Palace as well as driving around and stopping at the various view points. Its a very... More 

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