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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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  • Oh my! You climb down a ladder, walk a short distance, and around a corner you see a fantastic village created in the side of the cliff. Once containing at least 150 rooms, this is an amazing, well pr...  more »
  • The history of the park is incredible . We made sure to take in a free tour offered by the park rangers. 
  • I incorrectly thought that getting to Cliff Palace was fast. We got there after a night of snowfall and it took us about 45 minutes to get through the 20 miles it takes to get from the entrance to Cli...  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!