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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Phone Number: 9705294465
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Mesa Verde National Park Tour
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In the midst of the past

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We were able to walk through the midst of the "town from the past", climbing ladders and crawling through a tunnel to gain access to the site. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kathryn B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We were able to walk through the midst of the "town from the past", climbing ladders and crawling through a tunnel to gain access to the site. It all worked to put the visitors in the time of the Balcony House.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mesa Verde National Park is AMAZING!! The visitor's center is new and the staff are extremely helpful. I was able to squeeze in 2 tours at the end of the day and they were fantastic!!! I got some excellent shots and the guides were extremely knowledgeable! The campgrounds are very nice as well but a bit on the pricey side... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent guide on this trip (His name was Pete a retired school teacher) he had so much knowledge to share and in such an interesting way. We were in a pretty large group but you could hear everything and he made sure everyone understood what he was saying and that we were well taken care of. We... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very educational. Learned a lot about the people that lived here so long ago. Rangers really know their stuff and were very helpful. The climb out was a little tough.

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend - the Ranger's presentation was great - leading us through the theories on the life and way of these ancient people, yet clarfying how Archeologist's are still discovering - rethinking - re-theorizing. Suggest doing this tour after the Cliff Palace. The Balcony Ranger's presentation substainally picked-up where the Cliff Palae Ranger ended.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't going to do this tour because it sounds too scary for me but the Long House Tours were sold out due to cutting back the number of tours just the day before. The Balcony House tour is not for the faint of heart but its manageable. And what you see when you get up those ladders is totally... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many tours and tour guides in Mesa Verde, but I have a HUGE shout out to the MAGNIFICENT job that Ranger David Franks did for us!!! Kudos to him! He was so informative and knowledgable of not only the area, but of the Navajo people. He grew up just a few miles from Mesa Verde and has continued... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was great and a lot of fun! It was strenuous- climbing ladders, walking through tight spaces, and at one point, actually crawling through a short, tight tunnel. But it is worth it!! There were even some elderly people on our tour, so as long as you are in decent health, don't let it scare you off!!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another set of ruins worth a look, but you cannot see from the parking area stop. This required footwork or a ranger lead tour.

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hamburg Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this tour! I can't say enough good things about this tour. I was a little hesitant to go when I was told you have to crawl through some tight places to get to the site but I am so glad we did it! Our guide was AMAZING! I wish I could remember his name. He brought such an... More 

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