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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

They tell you when you purchase your tickets this activity may be too strenuous for certain people. On our tour my husband and father had to help an elderly lady. We waited for this elderly woman in certain spots of the tour to make sure...More

Thank Travelingtucker
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This site is accessed only though the guided tour organized by the Park. You need to climb down steep staircase and the exit is equally steep. The tour is very informative. There is plenty of time to take pictures. The whole site is in a...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The extremely-well preserved habitat of Pueblo Indians between 1,200 and 1,300 AD, now called Cliff Palace, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado. Built into sandstone near the top of a cliff overlooking a valley...More

1  Thank Guba D
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Came here on a rushed trip to the park. Stopped at the visitors center to look around, saw the tours desk was open and not crowded, so we went and got tickets for this tour the same afternoon. A great trip out to the trail...More

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Cliff Palace is the largest and most impressive of all the ruins at Mesa Verde National Park. Late afternoon light is beautiful on the cliff and be sure to buy a tour ticket to get up close.

Thank 3danimator
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is an amazing structure that hangs under a cliff on a canyon wall. Built by Ancient Puebloans it is all masonry. Guided tours are the only way to see it through the National Park Service. There is a small fee but it is worth...More

Thank alexf1347
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice must see point in Mesa Verde National park You should have a guide tour to reach the palace Really Nice point to view by another side ( without going to downstairs)

Thank SilviaeRonald
Reviewed 30 November 2017

its amazing how people used natural resources to make homes and live in such places... some ledders to go, ruins to see

Thank jplaneta
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The date of my visit is wrong. I actually visited Cliff Palace back in May of 2015, then again in June of 2016. Both times I was doing a week long motorcycle trip, covering the western central United States. This place is worth the stop...More

2  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is the most popular ranger tour. Very informative and a must see. Wear comfortable shoes. Highly recommend!

Thank travelnut10101
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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.