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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park
(4.9/5 based on 900+ 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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  • 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! 
  • We loved and we were with three children of 6, 10 and 12 years. I will not repeat what others have written. On the other hand, tips: (for us) do Balcony House before Cliff Palace / 1 h 15 the Tower instead of 1 h / if you can not do Cliff Palace (first come, first served), go on the site as if you were doing the visit because there is a promontory with a beautiful view on / attention with children, no toilet...
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  • 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 educati...  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!