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Balcony House

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Travellers talk about
“foot ladder” (75 reviews)
“small tunnel” (27 reviews)
LOCATION
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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+1 970-529-4465
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"foot ladder"
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"afraid of heights"
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"small tunnel"
in 27 reviews
"hands and knees"
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"cliff palace"
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"mesa verde"
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"great tour"
in 41 reviews
"long tunnel"
in 7 reviews
"adventurous tour"
in 9 reviews
"visitor center"
in 39 reviews
"rock face"
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"an adventure"
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"tour requires"
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"indiana jones"
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"ranger led tour"
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"park ranger"
in 21 reviews
"welcome center"
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the 9:30 tour and glad we did, temperature was perfect. Our tour guide was great, he started out by making sure everyone was up to the challenges and then gave us a history of what they think happened. I have a fear of...More

Thank linnde
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great tour. You have to go up a ladder to get in and squeeze through a small tunnel to get out. In-between you stand in the ruins of an 800 year old cliff dwelling. Our Ranger did a great job of helping...More

Thank Lmsmith2
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a lot of climbing up ladders, walking and crawling to see a kiva. Many ladders to climb to get out. Unfortunately the only climb we could do. Park ranger very informative.

Thank Nancy A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only way to go inside any of the dwellings is through a park ranger tour. Which is $5 at the ranger station either at the entrance or at the museum. Don't be fooled by more expense bus tours, they take you to the same...More

Thank Renae P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great tour of a cliff dwelling. Roland our tour guide did a great job. You do have to climb a 32' ladder and crawl 20' thru a tight passageway. It is a amazing to see what was built 800 years a go...More

Thank Mountainman827
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Mesa Verde was a great trip for the family. Seeing and learning the amazing history of these natives was actually awe-inspiring. I don’t recommend this for anyone that cannot climb or get around easy. To visit the main site you have to go down...More

Thank Kimberly P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Balcony House tour requires visitors to descend a 100 foot staircase into the canyon; climb a 32 foot ladder; crawl through a 12 foot, 16 inches wide tunnel; and clamber up an additional 60 feet on ladders and stone steps. You will master your...More

Thank dak_gal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't believe I got to tour through this Pueblan dwelling. Our ranger warned us of the ladder and small openings we would have to go through, but it was all good...no problems at all. There is an example ladder at the park entrance/visitor centre and...More

Thank Peggy W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Balcony House was on my bucket list. the 38 food ladder and really tight tunnel were hard but doable. Tour guide was excellent. His name begins with a V but I can't remember the exact name. Wear pants as you climb 3 ladders and are...More

Thank Revel999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are in our 70s and hesitated whether we could handle this tour with ladder climbing and crawling through a narrow tunnel, but we are so glad we took the tour. It was a bit strenuous, but so well worth it. Kim...More

Thank Fran C
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Tammy B
30 May 2016|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
From Wisconsin? First, get to Mesa Verde, closest significant town is Cortex, CO. Then either with a rental car or your own, drive to the Mesa Verde Visitors' Center. Get a park map and get a ticket for the tour. I... More
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jmpaaa
8 July 2015|
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Response from Keystone_Traveler |
It depends what time you arrive. If you arrive when the Visitor Center opens you should be ok. Ideally, if your schedule permits, arrive the day before and purchase for the following morning.
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