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Balcony House

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Travellers talk about
“foot ladder” (77 reviews)
“small tunnel” (28 reviews)
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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+1 970-529-4465
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"foot ladder"
in 77 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 59 reviews
"small tunnel"
in 28 reviews
"mesa verde"
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"the cliff"
in 114 reviews
"hands and knees"
in 24 reviews
"great tour"
in 42 reviews
"long tunnel"
in 7 reviews
"adventurous tour"
in 9 reviews
"rock face"
in 12 reviews
"visitor center"
in 39 reviews
"an adventure"
in 10 reviews
"tour requires"
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"ranger guide"
in 13 reviews
"indiana jones"
in 7 reviews
"park ranger"
in 22 reviews
"welcome center"
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Reviewed yesterday

Buy tickets in advance. Steep stairs down. Tall ladders to climb. Hands and knees tunnel and really steep cliff face stairs to exit. You need to be in some good health to do this. I have a mild claustrophobe in the fan who did this...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Same price as Cliff Palace sunset tour- but much nicer! Here you climb ladders and exit by crawling through a 12 foot long tunnel and climbing some steep steps. My 12 year old had no issues. As with Cliff Palace sunset tour, this tour is...More

Thank Wuckers
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Emily was our ranger who led our visit of the Balcony House, and she was terrific! It was a short walk to the site, but be advised that you have to climb up a 32-foot ladder to reach the dwellings and you have to crawl...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We elected to go on the 8am tour of Balcony House in an attempt to beat the heat. Unfortunately, given the position of Balcony House on the mesa, morning is the wrong time to go to Balcony House. Nearly all of the rest of the...More

Thank princessebird
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a bit more to snag an early morning tour of Balcony House for our last morning in Mesa Verde as we needed to leave by a certain time in order to make our flight home. These tickets are some of the only tour...More

Thank tx32f
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this tour in the morning. It was hot, but was a terrific tour. The dwellings, climbing the ladders, and going through the small spaces was fantastic.

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the paid tour with about 30 others and it was an enjoyable as well as educational experience

Thank chuck a
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much culture and history to soak in in such a stunning setting. Our Ranger was amazing and challenged us to think outside the western narrative told tonus for so many years as Gen X’ers. However, it was exciting enough for 7 and 8 year...More

Thank cprince21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get a true sense of wonder at these cliff dwellings. Still not sure I agree with current theories of why these buildings were built, but it is amazing to see

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To see Balcony House you have to buy a ticket at the visitor centre in person. If you are lucky you can book the same day at a cost of $5. The tour is fun and involves some ladders and a small tunnel. Children do...More

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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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