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Review of Cliff Palace

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 June 2, 2014

I've been to Mesa Verde before but had never seen Cliff Palace up close. We did the tour and it was great! You don't get to go in any of the ruins, just walking next to them but it's wonderful getting to see everything from ground level. You go down some steep stone steps at the beginning and at the end there are some steps and then two ladders to get out. The guides are very knowledgeable and have a great deal of interesting information to tell!

Thank April H
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

For me the main reason to go to Mesa Verde was to see Cliff Palace as it is the site that is always shown in photos of the place, so to miss it seems crazy. I agree with another reviewer that the size of the tour groups is way too big, but what do you do with so many people wanting to see the place? That said, there was enough time on the tour to see the buildings and take far too many photos. The earlier tours are less crowded so they are the ones to aim for if possible. As far as accessibility, I didn't think there were any problems except for the climb out, and there were people in our group that must have been (at least) in their 70's and looking quite frail who did it. The climb down is simply descending stairs and there are no 'cliff edges' to worry about.

2  Thank ozteddy
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Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I spent a wonderful day at Mesa Verde National Park. We were fascinated with the well preserved (and restored) remnants of the cliff dwellers of early history. We were delighted to be able to hike to and closely examine the ruins. Some of the accesses were too physically challenging for members of my party, but there was still a lot to see and experience. The new visitors' center is well designed.

3  Thank Robin S
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Deb was a very knowledgeable tour guide but we would have enjoyed our tour more if we had actually got to spend time at the site. We pretty much just walked quickly by it and they were hurried out of it because our group was too big- it was a least double if not triple the size of the group behind us.

2  Thank sablinc99
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Take the first tour in the morning if you can. Cool, great lighting for pictures, not as crowded. Don't be shy about asking the rangers questions..

2  Thank LynnTJ
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