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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Phone Number: 9705294465
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The Balcony House only cost $4 and it is seriously an amazing experience! Our tour guide was wonderful and extremely knowledgable! This is not for people who are afraid of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took this tour on our first full day in the park. We did it in the afternoon which was the best time as the site is on the eastern wall of the canyon and is shaded in the afternoon. The hike down is a little strenuous but not hard. Take plenty of water and be prepared to hike down... More 

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Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Balcony House only cost $4 and it is seriously an amazing experience! Our tour guide was wonderful and extremely knowledgable! This is not for people who are afraid of heights (you have to climb a 32 foot ladder to get into Balcony House) or tiny spaces (there is a small tunnel you have to crawl through at the end).... More 

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Mt Prospect
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Balcony tour first. My son was very scared to go up the ladder and through the tunnel. The guides did not make it any easier for me to comfort him about going with their warnings. If you are nervous don't be. The ladder was high but if you focus on each step and watch the person above... More 

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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured Balcony House during our visit to Mesa Verde. We were traveling with two grandkids and thought that they would enjoy all the climbing at the attraction. PawPaw struggled doing the 12 foot tunnel. He had a hard time getting out and the grandkids got a kick out of that!! Lots of physical activity on this tour but we... More 

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Herrin, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great experience. Most strenuous of all houses to visit. Requires steep climbing and you can not be afraid of heights.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Logistics: we were driving down from Moab and were concerned about ticket availability. Arrived in Cortez around 10:00 and stopped at the Colorado Visitor Center. Were able to get tickets for both Balcony House & Cliff Palace at 2:00 & 3:30. Highly recommend stopping here for tickets. When we stopped at the MV visitor center around noon,the line for tickets... More 

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Brigham City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family enjoyed the balcony house tour. This was a very interactive tour where we climbed ladders, crawled through small holes. The Indiana Jones theme song kept running through my mind! here is a link to our stay and tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah3_xOxeEQo

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked this tour on the day we arrived at the park. We also booked the cliff palace, but Balcony house was at 10.30am and Cliff Palace was at 13.30. The Cliff dwellings was some 20 miles plus away from the entrance, so allow yourself an hour to get to it. The Rangers are excellent and give you some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balcony House is not the largest of the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, but was the most interesting to explore. Starting with the 3 story ladder climb, to the small tunnels and doorways, Balcony House probably gives visitors the best, up close look at a cliff dwelling. The Mesa Verde Balcony House can only be explore by ranger-led tour, so to... More 

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Vinton, Ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 6 (kids aged 7-13) went on this ranger led tour. It was reasonably priced and well worth the experience. The ranger was very knowledgable and had a great personality with kids and adults. He gave us a great history lesson, while making it entertaining. Throughout the tour he also took time to talk to each and every... More 

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