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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 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank travelnut10101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mesa Verde is a breath-taking place, where you can ride the park with your car for 3 hours and in every stop have spectacular sites of ancient houses/pueblos. The road is very good, but require some skills as there are close curves. There are restrooms...More

Thank ronald p
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The ranger led tours of Cliff House were closed for the season during our visit, but you can still get clear/excellent views from the overlook. Bring binoculars if you have them.

1  Thank NewStart78
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Have visited Cliff Palace a few times, in summer and in early winter. Great at any time. When everyone seems to be in a hurry to see all the sights, sit down on a quiet rock and just feel what a lovely area you are...More

Thank SandyRShaw
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11 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
8 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.