We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
In high demand - travellers recommend booking ahead!
More Info
US$148.73*
and up
Mesa Verde National Park Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“twilight tour” (39 reviews)
“mesa verde” (185 reviews)
“visitor center” (77 reviews)
LOCATION
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
CONTACT
Website
+1 970-529-4465
Write a ReviewReviews (1,168)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"twilight tour"
in 39 reviews
"mesa verde"
in 185 reviews
"visitor center"
in 77 reviews
"balcony house"
in 86 reviews
"ranger led tour"
in 38 reviews
"park ranger"
in 39 reviews
"ancient pueblo"
in 14 reviews
"steep steps"
in 14 reviews
"bucket list"
in 17 reviews
"purchase tickets"
in 11 reviews
"hour tour"
in 14 reviews
"ahead of time"
in 11 reviews
"stone steps"
in 14 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 11 reviews
"park service"
in 12 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 13 reviews
"from afar"
in 11 reviews
Filter

241 - 250 of 1,038 reviews

Reviewed November 22, 2016

Cliff Palace was undergoing restorations when we visited, but our Ranger-led tour enabled us to explore another fabled ancient site. We took photos of Cliff Palace and so enjoyed reading the informational boards and speaking with the Rangers. What a site! Absolutely stunning!

Thank okeedoke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Super cool tour...really amazing that this place exists and that you can still get up close and personal. Our guide did a great job providing context and then taking us down into the site. There are many interesting YouTube videos on the two most pressing...More

Thank AlumniGuy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 6, 2016

My only complaint is that the dwellings were closed for tours for the season (my planning problem, not theirs). It was amazing to see! No one should miss this!

1  Thank aprilc846
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed November 5, 2016

This is, of course, an amazing place to visit. What made it really special for me was the really thoughtful and informative commentary by the ranger, a retired schoolteacher with a passion for education. He brought the site to life, putting life here into context...More

1  Thank Julian R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 5, 2016

This driving loop stops at multiple places where you can get a view of several cliff dwellings, including the famous and large Cliff Palace. Bring a binocular because it really adds to the experience when you can see more detail of what these people did...More

Thank viperflt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Our family visited Mesa Verde National Park recently but we were unable to tour Cliff Palace. Tours were stopped on 9/26 for preservation work. I assume it will reopen in the spring but the National Park Service website does not say one way or another....More

Thank GoVols79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Glad we got the tickets early but consider your muscles when you do each trail. We did all in one day and it was exhausting. Amazing to see but put on your bucket list soon. The dwellings are starting to crumble and they have closed...More

1  Thank She60_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This place/palace is great. One can see it from lookouts positioned in several places. The history and talent by these

Thank PaysonMIke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 26, 2016

It is so amazing to see this place and know people lived here. We cannot imagine how they could get out for food and water. We are so blessed and sometimes don't realize until we are seeing how others lived hundreds of years ago.

Thank Nancy G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Amazing to see how they lived in ancient times and astonishing the architecture of these stone houses in steep valleys. Many houses can be seen from trails without guided tours. But it was worth doing this one - the guide had interesting facts to give...More

1  Thank pascalschnider
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Mesa Verde National Park Hotels
Far View Lodge
1,898 reviews
10.49 km away
Ute Mountain Casino Hotel
201 reviews
19.34 km away
The White Eagle Inn & Family Lodge
434 reviews
21.49 km away
Baymont by Wyndham Cortez
1,068 reviews
21.51 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Metate Room
580 reviews
10.33 km away
Kuchu's at Ute Mountain Casino
79 reviews
19.25 km away
Thai Cortez & Sushi
297 reviews
21.92 km away
Far View Terrace Restaurant
410 reviews
10.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Balcony House
741 reviews
1.05 km away
Petroglyph Point Hike
213 reviews
2.35 km away
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
176 reviews
2.35 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
kimjunk2017
June 4, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the prior responder. Yes but narrow. Best to confirm by calling the visitor center.
1
Vote
Erin S
May 18, 2018|
Answer
Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
I would call the Mesa Verde visitor center and ask one of the rangers. They were very helpful when I was there. The phone number is (970) 529-4465. Sorry I don’t have other info for you. Good luck.
-1
Votes
;