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Full-Day Mesa Verde Discovery Tour

  • 8-hour tour from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park
  • Explore the ancient cliff dwellings of this World Heritage site
  • Learn about the Ancestral Puebloan Native American culture
Full-Day Mesa Verde Discovery Tour
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Full-Day Mesa Verde Discovery Tour
Visit Mesa Verde National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage site — on this 8-hour tour from Durango. With a guide, you'll explore the park's preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and other archaeological sites, learning about the history and culture of this ancient Native American community. Lunch is included.
What to Expect
Your day trip begins in the morning at the tour office in Durango, where you'll hop aboard an air-conditioned vehicle for the 30-minute ride to Mesa Verde National Park.

Upon arrival, head first to the visitor center for an orientation to the park's features, and then visit Cliff Palace, which is thought to have held special meaning to the Ancestral Puebloans. A box lunch catered by a local bakery is provided, after which you'll explore Spruce Tree House, the third largest cliff dwelling inside the park.

Throughout your tour, enjoy insightful commentary from your guide about the culture, architecture, and history of these dwellings and the people who lived in them. Your tour ends with the drive back to the tour office in Durango, where you'll arrive in the early evening.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderful experience

Our guide, Kellie, absolutely made this a great day. Her knowledge of the park and the history of the Pueblo community was extraordinary. The place itself is magnificent. Though it's possible to visit without a guide, our experience was so much richer because of Kellie...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
one of a kind experience

This Cliff Palace is over 800 years old and pretty much intact. Where do you see stuff like that? All day adventure and hot. Not for weenies. Our guide Marty knows his stuff. Scenic, historic, once in a lifetime tour. Also, went on jeep to...More

3  Thank mike d
Reviewed July 8, 2018
Great Tour!

Our guide, Kellie, was fantastic. She was an expert on the archeology and history of Mesa Verde - and she made the trip fun!

1  Thank alfalione
Reviewed June 18, 2018
Mesa Verde with Marty

The discovery tour of Mesa Verde was excellent and we highly recommend it. Marty was a super guide with wonderful, insightful knowledge of the site. Cliff Palace is a must do. Book this tour and ask for Marty as your guide.More

2  Thank michael g
mild2wild, Owner at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Glad you enjoyed Marty. He is an expert and has sharing interpretive knowledge of Mesa Verde National Park and our Colorado Jeep Tours and mining history for many, many years with our Mild to Wild guests. If you would like to join him on a...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Simply astounding tour

Our tour was professionally conducted, with great narrative and well-planned stops at all pertinent sites. The ranger-guided portion of the Cliff Palace dwellings was the highlight, of course. Simply mesmerizing. A bit challenging in some spots of climbing and squeezing, but well worth it.More

Thank RockyRaab
mild2wild, Owner at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

So glad you enjoyed our guided, interpritive tour of Mesa Verde! You were on our more challenging tour, we also have easier ones that don't have as much climbing and squeezing, but still just as mesmerizing! Thanks for sharing! Join us for an equally interesting...More

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