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Full-Day Mesa Verde Discovery Tour

  • 8-hour tour from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park
  • Explore the ancient cliff dwellings of this World Heritage site
  • Learn about the Ancestral Puebloan Native American culture
Full-Day Mesa Verde Discovery Tour
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Full-Day Mesa Verde Discovery Tour
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Visit Mesa Verde National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage site — on this 8-hour tour from Durango. With a guide, you'll explore the park's preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and other archaeological sites, learning about the history and culture of this ancient Native American community. Lunch is included.
What to Expect
Your day trip begins in the morning at the tour office in Durango, where you'll hop aboard an air-conditioned vehicle for the 30-minute ride to Mesa Verde National Park.
Upon arrival, head first to the visitor center for an orientation to the park's features, and then visit Cliff Palace, which is thought to have held special meaning to the Ancestral Puebloans. A box lunch catered by a local bakery is provided, after which you'll explore Spruce Tree House, the third largest cliff dwelling inside the park.
Throughout your tour, enjoy insightful commentary from your guide about the culture, architecture, and history of these dwellings and the people who lived in them. Your tour ends with the drive back to the tour office in Durango, where you'll arrive in the early evening.
Reviews (19)
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Reviewed 6 October 2018
Durango Excursion

As part of our vacation we booked an all day tour in the Mesa Verde Park. Honestly I was unsure about all day! However We are so glad we did this! Miles our guide was so laid back and shared a wealth of information during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 20 September 2018
Interesting, informative and a great tour

Kellie was our guide and had great information to share and was very friendly with everyone. We had a great group of people to travel with which helped to make it a great day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynda B
mild2wild, Owner at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

So glad you found our guided, interpretive tour of Mesa Verde National Park to be interesting and informative! And glad you enjoyed Kellie and our other guests. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Amazing sites and personalized experience with wonderful guide Jay

We were extremely lucky to get Jay take us on a full day tour of Mesa Verde and the surrounds. We ended up in a van by ourselves (there were 7 of us in the family - from aged 7 to 70) due to a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Amanda W
mild2wild, Owner at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

So glad to hear you found our guided Mesa Verde NP tour to enable you to see more of the park, learn more about the park, enjoy a great lunch, and to top it off, to be entertaining and personalized. Jay is an amazing professional...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Great tour!

Very interesting and informative tour. Our guide, Jay, was well knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Highly recommend doing this activity while in Durango.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile
Wonderful experience

Our guide, Kellie, absolutely made this a great day. Her knowledge of the park and the history of the Pueblo community was extraordinary. The place itself is magnificent. Though it's possible to visit without a guide, our experience was so much richer because of Kellie...More

Thank Patricia C
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