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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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Glad to have Ranger Dave for the tour.

I had done research ahead of time and knew we needed to get there early to get tour tickets for the day, there is a chance they can sell out for the day. We got in line for our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Solitare S
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Tipp City, Ohio
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Tipp City, Ohio
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had done research ahead of time and knew we needed to get there early to get tour tickets for the day, there is a chance they can sell out for the day. We got in line for our tickets just in time everyone seemed to follow us in and the line grew really long. Once you by your tour... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even in the July heat, it was a worthwhile hike. The ruins were fascinating, and the surrounding were beautiful. The ranger was helpful and friendly, if a little bit too tree hugging for me. I liked his thoughts on the history and geology, but the new age spiritualism was a bit much. Overall, a great experience.

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Thank Ted S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived early to the Cliff Palace to eat lunch at the picnic area, and then headed to the destination to see if we could squeeze on the earlier tour since they have one tour every 30 min. At the tour destination, you can view the entire dwelling. If I were to choose for next time, I'd take a picture... More 

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Thank Christina M
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an awesome place. The views from the overlook are great. We didn't go on the tour, but if you're able, it looked like it may be fun. We really enjoyed our time in the park - lots of great views on the ride in. Spruce Tree house was also nice from the overlook. We never saw Balcony House.... More 

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Show Low, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the largest cliff dwelling in North America and well preserved..if you want to get up close, you need to get a tour ticket at the visitor center when entering the park. But by taking the Cliff Palace Loop drive thru the park you can get close to it by walking to the gate that is the tour entrance.... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This structure is magnificent. The walk down gives so many views of the surrounding area. Once inside the Palace it's stunning. It's amazing to see the infrastructure of a community and culture. At the kiva where the ranger talks go to the opening at the back of the kiva and stick your head through it and look up to see... More 

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Burkburnett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to take a short weekend trip with our 12 yr old son. From the moment we arrived to Cliff Palace we felt a sense of calm, peace, reverence, and a connection to the spirituality of the area. Even the 12 yr old appreciated the quiet of the place and felt a sense of respect for the pueblo history... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We detoured here on the way to Yellowstone. We got lucky and got tickets to the guided tour. When we were ready the ranger basically talks you out of it. We did get talked out of it. The walk down doesn't look terrifying but the ladder out of it does. The view is beautiful though and we just lost out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cliff Palace was much larger and stunning than I thought it would be. Our tour guide was quite informative. The largest North American pueblo dwelling did not disappoint.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked ahead. Ranger lead small group of 12. Informative and friendly. Steep steps and 10-15 min walk to walk there with 3 ladders to climb up 29 feet at the end of tour. Definitely need to be reasonable fit to safely take the tour. We booked a morning tour also at the Visitor center.

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