We had the fortune (in my opinion) to visit in mid-December. At that time of year, this is the only cliff dwelling visitors could tour. We were happy that our tour, one of only three for the entire day, consisted of less than ten people. With such a small group, and a boisterous and knowledgeable guide, the tour was absolutely worth the icy 20-mile drive in from civilization. Seeing the preserved structures was awe-inspiring and the guide's remarks were quite educational. The best part of the tour is descending into a subterranean room (kiva) and experiencing how ancestral Puebloans rode out the winter centuries ago. At the end of the tour, about one hour later, you return to the same place you started - the museum. The museum isn't particularly large, but it is well furnished and the dioramas are particularly interesting. The slope of the path our tour took wasn't too bad, though in icier conditions it might require a bit more time.
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