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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park

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Visit the largest cliff dwelling of the Mesa Verde National Park, Cliff Palace. Many archeologists agree that the building, which once housed approximately 100 people, had special significance for the Mesa Verde people. For access to the site, you must be with a ranger guide. Book a tour at the visitor center, where you can also learn about the construction of the dwelling and the people who lived there. You'll see inside a complex series of halls, rooms, and towers that are protected from the sun by the canyon. You can get a view of the entire dwelling from Cliff Palace Loop Road. To visit Cliff Palace on your holiday in Mesa Verde National Park, and find out what else Mesa Verde National Park has to offer, use our Mesa Verde National Park family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Super cool to see. So cool that this place is still around for us to learn about and see. Would definitely visit again.  more »
  • Due to the time of year, the tours were not operating. We felt we had the park to ourselves. It also was nice because they did not charge an entrance fee due to most sites not being open. But we did g...  more »
  • We visited this cliff dwelling while staying at the Mesa Verde park. We purchased tickets for the tour for myself, my husband, and my 10-year-old son, although since we had a dog with us, my husband w...  more »
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  • Tent camping then tour of Cliff Palace, great. Also, Balcony House was excellent too. Can't wait to go again to Mesa Verde National Park.
  • Great views and tour guide. A must see. Bought tickets at the park store but wasn't told about 15$ entry into the park.
  • This is a really cool historical place, if you are on a road trip you should to go there! You have to joint to a group before you go there
  • Took the private twilight photo tour. Worth the money just for the serenity
  • The largest and maybe most beautiful of the dwellings at the park!