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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Phone Number: 9705294465
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An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.

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Mesa Verde National Park Tour
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My husband and I are in our 60s so I wasn't sure if we were fit enough for this tour. No problem! There are some narrow passages between rocks but the only physically... read more

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Puget Sound, WA
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Puget Sound, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I are in our 60s so I wasn't sure if we were fit enough for this tour. No problem! There are some narrow passages between rocks but the only physically challenging part is climbing three ladders one after the other at the very end. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and amusing and it was great to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cliff Palace is closed for restoration so we were uncertain if the trip is worth it.. The answer is YES. The volunteer in the visitor center can give you a map of the areas to tour by car. The access is easy for those with some physical limitations. There are many cliff dwellings you can view from the observation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an incredible tour with excellent tour guide. The required exertion was carefully described so each could gauge whether the tour was appropriate. We got to walk through the Palace while listening to the excellent description of the site and history.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Try to plan your tour for the end of the day....the light is magical...the tours aren't packed...and the photography is amazing!

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Montrose, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice overlook for up close view of how communal living was accomplished. Early day "condo's". Take the walking tour if ability allows!

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you decide to do this tour, be mindful there are steep steps, narrow walkways, a four ladders to climb. We thoroughly enjoyed the hour tour.it is well your time, effort, and $4. The most important thing is make reservations early as tours quickly fill up. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling and s thoroughly enjoyable.

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Woodlyn, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mesa Verde is absolutely beautiful. If you take the tour with a group, you may have to do some climbing and going up ladders, but you can see almost all of the cliff dwellings from observation areas from your car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You could view Cliff Palace from a distance if you are not comfortable hiking the ladders and narrow walkways. However, if you are comfortable to brace the ladders and narrow walkways, they have 1-hour guided tour where you will descend uneven stone steps and climb 4 ladders, with an elevation change of 100 feet. Total walking distance is 1/4 mile.... More 

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Escanaba, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mesa Verde National Park is one of the most beautiful parks! Spectacular views and the visitor center staff were very helpful navigating the best way for us to enjoy the park. Cliff Palace is amazing and being able to get up close and walk through the cliff dwellings was on our bucket list. The ranger guided tour is a must... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We did not take the actual tour to the Cliff Palace, but viewed it from a distance as we did the many ruins and cliff dwellings easily viewed from several observation points. Mesa Verde is a special place - much overlooked by visitors to the more well-known parks. The park road is a marvel of engineering and a marvel of... More 

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