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Address: Wetherill Mesa Info Kiosk, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Went to visitor's center to get tickets for ranger led tour and we were told only four tours per day! Purchased 2 tickets for 9:30 am tour. Drove early to start as we were excited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went to visitor's center to get tickets for ranger led tour and we were told only four tours per day! Purchased 2 tickets for 9:30 am tour. Drove early to start as we were excited for tour and we weren't disappointed! This part of the park only receives 10% of people who visit park and you actually go behind the... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We've been to the park a number of time over the years and Long House had been closed. This time we lucked out. The drive out to this part of the mesa is long but the views are great, take your time. The day we went it was self guided with a range at the site to answer all questions.... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This alcove dwelling was the best of the 4 we went to. I would recommend all 4 major ones, but this one had the best guides and the most varied types of features. Tip: Go to the visitor center to check out the ladders and other limitations on going to the various dwellings, and decide if you are physically able... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been to Mesa Verde several times before, but had never driven the Wetherhill Mesa road or seen the ruins on it. So I was excited that we were able to visit on the last day of the season. This is a great part of the park and well worth the extra time needed to see it. Long House rivals... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It is incredible to see how they lived all those years ago. It looked amazing from a distance but when you got by it you tried to imagine living like it. It is well worth the trip.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Long House is really an amazing example "primitive" architecture. It is so incredibly fascinating to tour these dwellings and interesting to speculate on how they were constructed! Definitely pay the money for the tour - it's so worth it! We even saw a herd of wild mustangs on our way back to the Visitor's Center!

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I loved this tour the best of the tours and experiences we had at Mesa Verde. Our ranger guide (Paul) was awesome; he mixed in the perfect amount of discussion with spending time at the dwelling. Getting to the start of the tour is a little arduous (this road is long and windy) but ultimately it only took about 30... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wasn't crazy about the road to this mesa, but really enjoyed the tour. You get to go back behind the ruins and see a seep spring. Give yourself plenty of time to get to this mesa, the road is step and slow going. There is only a small snack shop for food. I wish I had taken my own lunch... More 

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As with the other tours we did at Mesa Verde - this tour is very interesting. The Park Rangers are very nice and informative and the history and architecture very interesting.

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loomis ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

did the first tour of the day at 10am. 1.5 hours. It was hot and a long ways down and then back up. First tour is cooler and no other tourists in your photos. Much of the information on the tours was similar, but that did not detract from the experience.

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