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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Phone Number: +1 970-529-4465
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Ranger led tour to the Balcony House was a keeper!

The Cliff Palace was closed to tours during our stay for restorations , so we explored the Balcony House...what a jewel of Mesa Verde! We followed the knowledgeable Ranger through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
okeedoke
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washington state
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cliff Palace was closed to tours during our stay for restorations , so we explored the Balcony House...what a jewel of Mesa Verde! We followed the knowledgeable Ranger through tunnels, up ladders and around phenomenal kivas. What a memorable experience! If you get the chance...take the tour! Reserve early. Cost is nominal.

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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a ranger led tour and you have to get tickets ahead of time. Tickets are sold up to two days before, but only in person when you are at the park. It's well worth it. You actually get down to the dwelling and walk in places where people lived 1000 years ago. It's amazing how they built the... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family recently visited Mesa Verde National Park in early October and was fortunate enough to be able to tour Balcony House. We got our tickets the day we entered the park and there were many different time slots to choose from as there were frequent tours offered. The visitor center warns of how strenuous the tour can be and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The site was awesome as was our ranger guide. The tour included people from about age 4 to 75 of different fitness levels. We ALL completed the tour. The 11 yr old grandson with us was a little nervous about the ladders but did fine. It wasn't as strenuous as I thought. A "SAMPLE" ladder and tunnel are available just... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The Park Service will warn you not to take the tour if you have a fear of heights. I have a pretty healthy fear of heights, and this tour was no issue. I can not get near edges of cliffs and I don't feel comfortable even if there is a railing if it is too low. Going up the first... More 

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Kuna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Mesa Verde National Park in Southwest Colorado is a must see for everyone. The terrain is beautiful and there are several well preserved Cliff Dwellings that are visible from the top of the canyons. If you prefer, you can take the tours that will allow you to go into the dwellings with a Ranger who can share his knowledge of... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is an adventure tour by the NPS. Walking down stairs then climbing a 32 ft ladder is enough adventure for this senior citizen but then one must hike up two ladders to get out. The effort was well worth it and the difficulty was nothing for the 4 year old kids on the tour.

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is just what you would expect to experience. All the history and culture and explanations and views. Plus, it is a well-preserved site. Starting with a 30-foot ladder climb, you just get the feel of being up in a cliff dwelling. There were also a few spots where you have to duck or squeeze through and at the end,... More 

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Dunsmore, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We had the description of the ladders, the steps, the crawling - but not put off, we went on the tour. We loved it. It is very rewarding to actually visit this large dwelling where around 150 people lived and marvel at how they managed their lives in such a difficult place to access and why they chose to be... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Unless you have health problems which prevent you from climbing ladders and crawling through a tunnel, this is a must-do activity which will be the highlight of the trip. Do not miss it!

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