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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • The views of the cliff house are stellar though I so wished we'd been able to be closer up. Explanations provided are very helpful. 
  • I had the good fortune to get one of the last tours of Cliff Palace this season - I got the last place on the 2pm tour, and there were only 2 more tours after me. The tour itself wasn’t nearly as stre...  read more »
  • We were warned the climb down to Cliff Palace maybe challenging and it was, but very worth the effort. Our guide was excellent. What a stunning view from the Palace patio. The history connected with M...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Great views and tour guide. A must see. Bought tickets at the park store but wasn't told about 15$ entry into the park.
  • 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!
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