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Cliff Palace
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$149.00*
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Mesa Verde National Park Tour
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Owner description: An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.
Reviewed May 22, 2013

When you see Cliff Palace in person, it is so much larger than it appears in the photos. I would suggest that you take photos with people in them to show the scale. It is unbelievable that we can still view these structures that were built so long ago and we can see how these people lived. I could not imagine living there and scaling the walls in the manner they did. Because of the altitude, we just took our time and was able to climb in and out of there with no issues. It's only $3 to take a full tour with the Park Ranger.

Thank Janice K
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

I had seen pictures of Cliff Palace, but seeing it in person was just stunning.

It's not a place for someone with bad knees - lots of climbing steps and very beefy but rustic ladders. We're in our 60's and not in great shape, but with just a bit of resting on the way back up, we did just fine. I'm so glad we went!

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Cliff Palace is definitely worth seeing, although, if you are physically capable, Balcony House is even better.

Thank 50Continental_Drift
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

When you first see Cliff Palace from above, it looks like a model, but as you walk through it it is overwhelming. Ranger guides are excellent. The crown jewel of Mesa Verde.

Thank piotzar
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Visited Mesa Verde in May so the weather was beautiful. We were able to stay in the campground (Morefield) with RV hook-ups (only 15 sites). The check-in process at the general store was easy and the clerk accommodating and informative. The campsite was great. Very private and quiet. Bathrooms were clean. The park itself is spectacular. The cliff dwellings are a site not to be missed and just the drive through the park and the hiking is well worth the trip. The only complaint I had was that we were charged for a night we had to cancel, despite the fact that the campground was full and someone surely would've occupied that site. Other than that, I'd definitely recommend this park!

Thank Tunsi3
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