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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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“twilight tour” (39 reviews)
“mesa verde” (176 reviews)
“visitor center” (74 reviews)
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped at the Visitor's Center which has some interesting info about the mesa. We did not take a tour but drove to overlooks and saw Long House. It can be very windy up on top of the mesa and is about a 26 mile drive...More

Thank rp-yp
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are fortunate to have a National Park of this caliber readily available to all. The story of these people is worth the trip.

Thank trip1954
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're coming to Mesa Verde, you have to do Cliff Palace. It's the iconic picture and perfectly represents the site. Lots of stairs going down but nothing dangerous. Enjoy!

Thank buddha-becky
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cliff Palace closed to tours on September 25 for extensive restoration. You can no longer go down in the cliff dwellings. That said, there are still many overlooks where you can see the extensive works of the Ancestral Puebloan people. Worth a look, even if...More

Thank ColoMama33
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, this tour was amazing! Filled with, not just information about the people that lived there, but with thrill and adventure I never anticipated beforehand! The climb to and from the Cliff House was one that tested every part of me as I'm deathly afraid...More

Thank Scottdbaby
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the most complete of ancient living areas we saw during our entire trip. Given the chance, we would go again and do the tours of these.

Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ranger tour ($10 pp) is worth it as they give historical background and take you through the ruins. Cliff Palace is not for everyone. There is uneven terrain, some steep steps, and a very steep and narrow passageway through a crevass to exit. However,...More

2  Thank Cliff and Patri... M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the top places to visit In Mesa Verde. The history and ruins were outstanding, The climbs/hiking were a bit challenging at times, but well worth it.

Thank TBreez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife is afraid of heights but she wanted to see this so bad that we went anyway. As a senior recovering from pneumonia it was a difficult climb at the very end of the Ranger led tour, but we had plenty of time to...More

2  Thank Rudolph J M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cliff Palace by itself is a fascinating experience in learning about early North American cultures and life. However, a tour guide like David Nighteagle makes the experience more insightful and very personal. This tour, along with Balcony House and Long House should not be missed.

2  Thank RickHall802
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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.