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Cliff Dwellings

We visited the dwellings yesterday and enjoyed the visit. Take the time to read the history posted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keri C
Indian culture and plants.

Interesting view of Indian homes and life in the rocks. Interesting info on medicinal plant uses... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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At most museums, you hear, "Look with your eyes, not with your hands." Not at the outdoor exhibits at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum, where you can reach out and touch ancient Anasazi buildings. Explore the authentic Anasazi structures...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to be the first visitors in the morning, and for a while we could browse and explore on our own. We appreciated the accessibility and permissiveness of this site, compared to Mesa Verde and Taos. Of course, we realised that this dwelling...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I found the Cliff Dwellings to be very interesting. Although this is not the original site of the dwellings, you wouldn't know it if they didn't tell you that. I, for one, enjoyed seeing these structures that had been moved many many...More

Thank Scott U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem of a spot was well worth the stop. The outdoor restored cliff dwellings are accessible for families of all ages. Near the dwellings is a pueblo building first constructed in 1898 that contains both the museum and gift shop, which flowed into...More

Thank jrudnits
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We jusr moved to area, and wanted to check this out. For $21. For both of us plus tax. There wasnt much to it really. Expecting,some,trails and such. Found out it was moved from southern location and put back together. Gift shop is nice, but...More

Thank carrieann1972
Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Most of our visitors are here about an hour to an hour and a half, exploring through the outdoor ruins as well as the four indoor museums with pottery and artifacts. While we do not have any hiking trails within the property, we are next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t have a lot of time to spend climbing and walking around, so these were a perfect size. There is a self guided tour through the different dwellings. Many explanation cards along the way describe what you’re seeing and the history. The gift shop...More

Thank Patricia M
Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, both through the cliff dwellings and the indoor museums. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepping out of the car I was filled with an incredible spiritual feeling that continued the entire time we where there. The music playing in the background while walking through the dwellings was just a feeling like no other. They have a couple of museums...More

Thank Janice S
Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fall is a great time to visit our peaceful Preserve as the crowds have diminished and the true peace and tranquility of Cliff Canyon and Manitou Springs below envelope you. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting information on these Dwellings. Glad we were able to work this in on our trip. Old photos in the welcome center are nice to look at.More

Thank reginac0wan
Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. The historic photos of horse drawn carriages in front of the cliff dwellings from the early 1900s are quite the pictures when compared to today's cars and suvs! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting to see and learn about. Not a high cost but I wouldn’t have paid any more. It took me about 30 min to tour without a trip to the gift shop. Was not as “original” of a dwelling as I expected. Was...More

Thank AmyYas
Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you found your visit interesting exploring through our Preserve, and we hope that you did not miss the four indoor museums with pottery and artifacts down in our Pueblo building. Most visitors are here about an hour or more depending on how...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the dwellings yesterday and enjoyed the visit. Take the time to read the history posted along the caves.

Thank Keri C
Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As you explore each of the ruins, there are plaques with history inside or you can listen to an audio tour on your smartphone or tablets. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and history tour. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting view of Indian homes and life in the rocks. Interesting info on medicinal plant uses. It's fun for children to walk through and nice to be allowed to touch the rocks/homes. It doesn't take very long and not a large amount to see. But...More

Thank Bleucrayon
Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, exploring hands on in the ruins as well as the nature walk learning of all the medicinal, herbal, and craft-making uses of the plants throughout our gardens. Most visitors are here about an hour to an...More

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Indybindy
3 October 2017|
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Response from Diana G | Reviewed this property |
I have been to both and there is no comparison to Mesa Verda, but if you are limited you can get an idea of what it was like by seeing the Manitou Dwellings. There is not much there so you would not need but an hour or two... More
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Melissa I
23 July 2017|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above reviewers. You can do as much or as little as you are able. You should still be able to see the things of interest without too much stress on your back.
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Randus H
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Response from Judi D | Reviewed this property |
No...the parking is very convenient. The dwellings themselves are not wheelchair accessible but very doable if you are ambulatory.
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