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Address: Wetherill Mesa Info Kiosk, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Very exciting to see this cliff dwelling

We visited Mesa Verde one afternoon this past June, and because we couldn't get tickets to see Cliff Palace, Long House were the only cliff dwellings we got to see up close and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mesa Verde one afternoon this past June, and because we couldn't get tickets to see Cliff Palace, Long House were the only cliff dwellings we got to see up close and personal. The hike down and back up was not bad, even for my 75 year old grandmother. The experience was well worth the visit, and it's nice... More 

Thank Mark B
Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great educational attraction. We learned an lot and were able to take one of the tours. The guide led us down into the cliff dwelling and explained the history as we walked. The walk is fairly rigorous (just over 2 miles) and requires walking down some uneven steps and climbing a couple of leaning ladders. Bring water and sun screen.... More 

Thank duhyme
Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We were part of a tour organized by an archeological club. Long House is absolutely spectacular -- worth the hike and climb down to the site even for an individual with acrophobia like myself.

Thank WHS-Eagle
Imperail Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

It was a great hike and smaller group of 23 people. Our Ranger guide was informative and very helpful. Excellent views and fun climbing up and down ladders.

Thank bchrefuge
Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

One of the most astoundingly intact cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde, and take time to visit the nearby Badger House community while on Wetherill Mesa. Surprises out there...

Thank Gail L
Corrales, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you want to get away from the more crowded tours and parts of the park, this is where to go. Great ruins, walks, scenery, fun Rangers and sights that are rarer. This ruin is accessed from Wetherill Mesa. Less traveled and very quiet and peaceful. We got to see a female Bobcat on the drive out one morning for... More 

Thank Mark S
Galway, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Absolutely stunning ... but it's easier tog get down to than to get out of ... the crawl up the side of the mountain out may give you pause. If you are afraid of heights take the stairs you came in on .. 9they will let you go that way)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

In depth tour, must drive 1 hour 15 minutes to get to hike start. Summer is brutally hot, make sure you are acclimated to the heat and altitude. Wear a sun hat, lose fitting long sleeves and pants that wick moisture and protect your skin from the rays if the sun. Take lots of water and hydrate with electrolytes.

Thank AdventurousGal67
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Do it! Great ranger-led tour. Gave us the chance to rest in the shade INSIDE the cliff dwelling while listening to the ranger talk. Got to walk through and look into kivas. Nice hike with steps to accommodate "older" knees.

Thank Barbara C
Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The only way to see Long House and most other Mesa Verde cliff dwellings is by taking a ranger tour. This particular one is more limited than the others - only four tours daily and only thirty people per tour. They sell out quickly. The Long House tour lasts about two hours because of the hike required to reach the... More 

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