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This is a ranger guided tour of the dwellings of the Pueblo people. The tour lasted one hour. You... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
buckeyeblazer
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Don't look down

This was the second of our three cliff tours and the children loved it, scrambling through short... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kickingcatfish
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North East England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a ranger guided tour of the dwellings of the Pueblo people. The tour lasted one hour. You must be able to climb multiple ladders and crawl through a tunnel. I would not recommend going on this tour, if you are not fit and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I struggled with the rating on this tour. The views from Balcony House are amazing and there are some details that are more interesting than Cliff palace but our ranger was dry and monotone so it took away form the overall experience. My daughter and...More

Thank Doris R
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the second of our three cliff tours and the children loved it, scrambling through short tunnels and climbing the rock face. It is very impressive. The climb is not strenuous.

Thank kickingcatfish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not everyone in the world can do this, but remember it was not designed for our pleasure! This place was designed for the people who lived in it 1,000 years ago! You'll climb a ladder and you'll squeeze through a tunnel. Not because it's a...More

Thank DavidLou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure you check out the tunnel mock up at the visitor center before you commit to this tour. Not for claustrophobia or acrophobia!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't see other dwellings on our stay but took the private tour of Balcony house. It was well worth it. It is amazing to see in person and learn the history of the people that lived here.

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first mesa verde tour and was great for our young kids. The tall ladders were a bit daunting but all made it up and then the tunnel crawl was an adventure, the climb out was the most scary for me but it...More

Thank wyomingbusdriverjj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was well worth climbing up the 30ft ladder to get to see this place up close. it was a fun experience and very worth it. the ladder wasn't bad to climb. it was very stable. you have to et the tickets for the guided...More

Thank 106nicole
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Mesa Verde's sites just keep impressing. Be ready for 30+ feet of ladders and some tight spaces, but Balcony House is stunning. Great views of and from the site with portions that show so much detail of the construction. This just doesn't get old, no...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed August 13, 2018

O.K....to be honest this was something I wanted to see close up and that decision was challenged half way up the huge ladder that we needed to climb to get to the building. We had to climb two abreast and I needed my cousin to...More

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Tammy B
May 29, 2016|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
From Wisconsin? First, get to Mesa Verde, closest significant town is Cortex, CO. Then either with a rental car or your own, drive to the Mesa Verde Visitors' Center. Get a park map and get a ticket for the tour. I... More
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jmpaaa
July 8, 2015|
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It depends what time you arrive. If you arrive when the Visitor Center opens you should be ok. Ideally, if your schedule permits, arrive the day before and purchase for the following morning.
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