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Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful one hour tour, amazing place to visit, interesting facts provided by the ranger, just wish there was little less talking and standing in one place and few extra minutes for people to take pictures for memories! After all thats what most of us want!...More

Thank Lukasz R
Reviewed yesterday

What an amazing feat of craftsmanship, hard work and ingenuity these structures are. Well worth a visit.

Thank caroloha
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is more than worth the $5 fee for the tour. It was an easy climb to the site. It was amazing. It was an easy climb out too.

Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the largest cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde that is open to the public. The tour is informative and you are able to be right in the dwelling.

Thank Milehighhorses
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour . Steps lead into the cliff dwelling and four ladders to climb back up top however, well protected. Amazing how they lived in the cliffs and climbed up and down every day - no ladders! Well preserved and rangers do an excellent job!

Thank 951robynm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really nice tour and one everyone should take. It cost $5 a person and was well worth it. Keep in mind you will be climbing several ladders but most people will have no problem doing this. There were 50 people in our...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful place that is rich in history and learning about times past. Made me reflect on how good we have things now!

Thank Mjldly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable and informative tour by NPS guide. Large steps climbing ladders and stone carved steps.

Thank mvtourist2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far my favorite part of this park. It is so beautiful and just amazing. This one is a must do!

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Mesa Verde NP & did the ranger tour of the Cliff Palace & The Balcony house. I highly recommend doing the ranger tour as it takes you into the cliff dwellings & the guides we had seemed knowledgeable and excited to give the...More

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10 September 2017|
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Response from sarloumay | Reviewed this property |
We chose Cliff Palace because we are two middle-aged, somewhat overweight adults traveling with two kids, one of whom is afraid of heights. The Park Rangers recommended this tour over the others because the ladders are... More
Cari P
30 July 2017|
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Response from ntalbot | Reviewed this property |
I forgot to mention - the visitor center is the first place you will see when you enter the park -it is en-route to The Far View Lodge.
Amber F
7 July 2017|
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Response from businesstraveler796 | Reviewed this property |
I think they're allowed, but best to check with the parks service. You might also check about rules for your 3 year-old because the tour involves descending some steep stairs and climbing ladders.