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Balcony House, Mesa Verde National Park

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  • There are a lot of different times to choose --it is kind of a hard walk but it is well worth it. The ladder is strenuous.  more »
  • Everything in Mesa Verde National Park is amazing. The information is available to help you understand what you should know about the people that built this wonderful place. Simply amazing.  more »
  • Next to the visitor centre we have so many possible cliff dwellings in this natural park. Which is enormously impressive. Along the way you encounter a kind of pilots against in which the remains of habitation. This is true American culture. We stayed at a campsite in Cortez and sat so nearby.
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  • An intimate tour of an ancient cliff dwelling - fascinating This is a ranger led tour and you have to get tickets ahead of time. Tickets are sold up to two days before, but only in person when you are at the park. It's well worth it. You actually get down to the dwelling and walk in places where people lived 1000 years ago. It's amazing how they built the place. The ranger was very informative on the subtle things like the advantages this type of shelter provides the ancient Indians who built and lived there for hundreds of years. It feels surreal when you imagine how people lived, farmed, cared for their family in these cliff dwellings. The cost is $4 per person -- one of the best deals around. You do have to climb two ladders, one of them is 36 feet long -- that is about 3 stories. A tip: when you climb, don't look down. Just look up and put one foot in front of the other up the rungs of the ladder and you will be fine. It's a double ladder so if you need encouragement, have a buddy climb with you side by side. Be careful with little children because while it is "safe", you are on a cliff.
  • Well preserved and maintained site, very well discussed and described by the Park's ranger guides. Probably about as close as we'll get to a real look at the lives of the Pueblo people. By tour only.
  • The views are stunning from this ruin, and the climb out is great!
  • I went on the balcony House which is the scariest if you don't like heights but it was so beautiful - worth the fear for me!
  • Wonderful! Impressive. Mesa Verde is a real great park to visit!!!!