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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.

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It is challenge to get there but a wonderful experience. The park rangers are very helpful and informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is challenge to get there but a wonderful experience. The park rangers are very helpful and informative.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The climb down and back up may be challenging for some because of steep steps and narrow passages, but it's well worth it to give it a try. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered many questions .... if this trail is too difficult, make sure to see Spruce Tree House in order to see how the early people lived.

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Craig, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is the largest and best know cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde. Wonderful to hike and climb to. Make sure you take the drive so you can view from across the canyon. It's spectacular!

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newark, delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We and our 11 year olds really enjoyed the Twilight Tour...I was afraid the kids would be bored but they found it as interesting as we did. It was nice to visit with a smaller group and in the coolness of the evening, and the ranger did a terrific job. The climbing up and down was not too strenuous.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Taking the Cliff Palace ranger tour is a must. (Be sure to get your tickets at the entrance of the park at the visitors center. You can't get this tour but one to two days before the day of the tour). This dwelling is awesome although the steps down to the dwelling and then back up again can be strenuous.... More 

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Mancos, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great tour, beautiful views. We loved our trip to Mesa Verde. The rangers here are wonderful. We would definitely recommend this inexpensive tour.

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Newman, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I was amazed at the Palace, we have a fantastic day tour of the palace and surrounding area, well worth it, view from the national park are also great, lots of history.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We received a fantastic tour/historical perspective from our guide, Kevin. It was simply great! He told a story that captivated even our 5 and 7 year olds. You have to climb four 8-foot ladders, so make sure you have some level of physical ability before attempting. Okay for children over 5.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was the highlight of visiting Mesa Verde. It was a wonderful example of the remote, industrious Pueblo society. It's well worth taking the tour, even if you think that you'd be afraid of the heights. Our guide, Katie, was very enthusiastic & knowledgeable. You can only access the Cliff Palace via a tour, but it only cost $4.00 per... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Standing surrounded by history. You have to do a lot of walking to truly see everything. The tour we took was very informative and well worth the money.

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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mesa Verde National Park

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