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Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw the Cliff Palace thru our binoculars so the place looked up close and real. If you want to actually go into the Palace you will need to buy a ticket (about $49) for the up close tour. If it is weekend you need...More

Thank cdrh
Reviewed yesterday

The park ranger told us they are trying to make sure the walls are safe and secure. we were there in May 2017 and it was not open to the public. Was viewable from distant overlooks. Bring binoculars

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This should be on everyone's Bucket List! It cost $5 a person. Tour takes a hour and if can do one thing in life that would blow your mind it would be to take this tour. The guides are great and I have such a...More

1  Thank stockmanlynette
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a magnificent attraction. Although I was unable to navigate more than 8 stairsteps I remained at the observation level. I was able to take good photos with my phone/camera (Apple iPhone 6) and do a panoramic view. I listened to the Ranger while...More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most unique vacation experiences I've ever had. I can't even begin to imagine what life was truly like for these ancient peoples.

Thank JoanieLong
Reviewed 6 days ago

The hike in requires some effort but it well worth the time to hike in. What you see and experience is well worth the time,

Thank M6350QVbenb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ancestral Pueblo that constructed this cliff dwelling and the others like it at Mesa Verde were driven to these defensible positions by increasing competition amidst changing climatic conditions. Cliff Palace was abandoned by 1300, some believe that a series of megadroughts interrupting food production systems...More

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cliff palace is one of those places that you can't describe in other than solemn tones. We came in May and the Cliff Palace wasn't open yet. Still the views are amazing and it is beautiful.

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool tour. Don't do it I'd you have any difficulty getting around. The walk down and around was a piece of cake but to get out you have to climb up this wooden ladder that is pretty much straight up and down the cliff...More

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is kind of the main ruin at Mesa Verde National Park. It is utterly amazing! You are able to see it from various overlooks around the park and I recommend stopping at all of them. It is so cool to see the construction and...More

1  Thank Go2theZoo
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We want to fly into Albuquerque and drive to the Mesa Verde. We will be flying in late at night, what is a good/cheap mid-way point to stop. We planning on spending one and half day at Mesa Verde. Our children (4 and 5 years old), and we would like to know what is the best tour to take, can we bring our stroller? Thank you.
10 January 2017|
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Response from LizLaurel | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer the first question, as we drove to Mesa Verde from Monument Valley. I think a day and a half is fine. We did the 700 Year Tour, which is a bus ride with s tour guide - some stops, good views - strollers would... More
Are there many different dwellings to tour? And if so, what is the top one to see? Without having to crawl thru tunnels?!
21 September 2016|
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Response from PLMESQ | Reviewed this property |
There is no crawling for the Cliff Palace tour but there are some steep steps down and ladders out. My wife did not go on this tour but we did the driving loop that includes the Cliff Palace and others and there are many... More
How do I get there using a car Best airport to fly into
2 September 2016|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Albuquerque and drove up via Taos and Durango, but La Plata Airport is your closest airport.