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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Awesome tour

This is a tour unlike any I have done before. Climbing ladders, crawling through a tunnel, and walking in dwellings set inside a cliff face that looks out over a most wonderful... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2016
Kristen P
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Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a tour unlike any I have done before. Climbing ladders, crawling through a tunnel, and walking in dwellings set inside a cliff face that looks out over a most wonderful view. Definitely take the time to go on the tour, you won't regret it.

Thank Kristen P
Denver, Colorado
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436 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had a great time at Mesa Verde. Initially we were a little disappointed, we arrived at the welcome center in Cortez to buy the tour tickets for the next day around 3pm and everything for long house was sold out, Cliff Palace was nothing till 3.30pm and Balcony House 12.30pm. We booked in for Balcony House, we were only... More 

Thank R0wi3
Pleasant View, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

The tour was fascinating and the ruins were a remarkable thing to see up close. We were very impressed. Tickets for the tours do sell out quickly, especially on week-ends so best to purchase in advance. They were sold out the first day we were there, so had to purchase them for the next morning. Well worth it!!

Thank Dianne M
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622 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This is an adventurous tour. You climb ladders and walk down a cliff. The park ranger goes through the dwelling and explains various aspects of living. It's very exciting to see how people lived and survived in their surroundings. Just be first in line and book your tour online or at the visitor center it gets really busy. The kids... More 

Thank Arch L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016

We loved the other sites at Mesa Verde as well, but Balcony House was the most adventurous. With lots of ladders and tunnels to climb up and through, it was our favorite.

Thank Kurtt B
Arlington, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

Loved the opportunity to see one of the cliff dwellings In Mesa Verde. This tour is very popular, but the crowds did not feel overwhelming at all. We had a fantastic Ranger Pete, a former history teacher, who led us through the history and cultural practices as we descended to the house and toured the dwelling. The tour requires quite... More 

Thank worktotravel14
Chesterfield, Missouri
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We toured Balcony House first and found out a lot about the architecture of the dwellings. This was helpful before the Cliff Palace tour.

Thank ChesterfieldMom
Mancos, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

Balcony House, although smaller and harder to access than Cliff Palace, is so amazing. This site literally hands off a cliff, with dramatic drop-offs. People afraid of heights or not to nimble may not like the steps and ladders leading to the site of the drop-offs in the site. The courtyard in the middle of the pueblo is great and... More 

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to come here for years and I finally got the chance. There is a very curvy drive through the park to get to the visitor center. I had no idea there were so many different areas with ruins. Our tour guide was great with lots of knowledge to share. This tour requires ladder climbing and being close... More 

Thank Uniquely Y
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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic national treasure and a great learning tool. Seven of us went on the tour given by an outstanding teacher, Ranger Peter. The group ranged from 10 years to 76 years in age all all were delighted and inspired with the visit. This tour requires climbing ladders and crawling through tight spaces and that adds to the... More 

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