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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Phone Number: 9705294465
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Easiest to see

We felt Balcony House the easiest to see and was the coolest temp. wise it was close to food and a museum

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Creede, Colorado
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Creede, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt Balcony House the easiest to see and was the coolest temp. wise it was close to food and a museum

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mesa Verde Park is amazing. The ruins are well preserved and the information available is substantial. I highly recommend spending as much time as possible here. Plan for a full day...or more. Balcony House is one of several ruins you can walk near to. Excellent photo ops here. Very Highly recommended.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is fun for the whole family. Traveled with another couple and 3 children, ages 5, 8 and 16. So cool to see the Kivas and landscapes.

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Stamford CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Fascinating, although not for those with vertigo or claustrophobia. Our ranger was extremely informative, bringing the experience.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We toured Balcony House [ranger guided tour] while visiting all the sites of Mesa Verde. This was an excellent tour - if you are afraid of heights it is a bit scary on the way to and back from this site, but once in the dwelling and away from the edge "it is a must see/do" kind of thing. Don't... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Visited Mesa Verde in October and it was actually a lot busier than expected for that time of year. The park starts to shut down this time of year and there is limited tours of ruins. Cliff Palace was closed for repairs so the park was compensating by allowing more people on the Balcony House tour. Each tour was 50... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely on a cliff. If you have a fear of heights this is a challenge. Watching a bunch of school kids standing near the edge forced me to look away. The stairs down was not bad. The wooden ladders up was a little intimidating but it was far enough from the edge that the only scary part was... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The best cliff dwelling site in Mesa Verde. Visiting this dwelling is only possible with a guided ranger tour. Get your ticket and reserve a place in a tour in the park visitor center. AM tours are better, when the site is shaded by the cliff. not recommended for people with walking and climbing difficulties, since you need to climb... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We really enjoyed our guided tour of Balcony House -- one of the relatively hidden cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park. This tour is a good one if you have a sense of adventure, because it includes its own special challenges such as climbing wooden ladders and crawling through narrow stone passages. If you have any concerns you can... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I'm amazed that the Park Service still allows tours here, since it involves moving through some tight spaces and climbing up a ladder--thank goodness they are still doing this! Wonderful guided tour. Only drawback is the large group size, 50 people, but I'm glad they open it up to so many. Fascinating site.

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