Long House, Mesa Verde National Park

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  • September 30, 2017
    Our tour of long house was amazing. Our ranger, red beard (didnt catch his name), was so so good. His style was compelling, smart and gave a deeper understanding of the people who called Long House ho...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    This was my favorite spot in Mesa Verde. The hike was a bit on the strenuous side (which they warn you about), but well worth it. I loved that just one group was there at a time, so you could get grea...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    This is one of the big four cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde, along with Cliff Palace, Balconty House and Spruce Tree House. (Spruce Tree house is closed while the park service tries to come up with a wa...  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    I think if I did this one first, it would have been my favorite. As is, it's close between this one and balcony house. This one is huge and you get to explore more of it than cliff palace. It has some really cool things you won't find anywhere else, and the echo is amazing. Look for the mud stains on the ceiling, some of the pictographs, and of course the handprint. My guide Kaitlin was superb! Best guide I had on my trip.
  • December 8, 2016
    the biggest and best one best to be at the park around sunset, or at least after noon. most of these caves face west. and I went early morning, totally blinded by the rising sun, and my pictures were not great. great trails all around. but be care full most of them are shut down for the winter, and some renovation work in 2017 I was not bale to walk down to the long house, only seen from across the valley, but wow.
  • July 9, 2017
    Missed this first two visits. Got it 6-26-17. It is Cliff Palace and Balcony House combined! Must see!
  • November 24, 2016
    Take the time to make the hike with a Ranger. Really interesting
  • June 5, 2014
    It was amazing! I had lots of fun at it. However, it is mostly closed off, which take a lot of fun out of it.

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Where to stay in Mesa Verde National Park

The Far View Lodge provides a comfortable place to sleep inside Mesa Verde National Park. The well-appointed rooms here do not include televisions, encouraging guests to focus their attention instead on the surrounding nature. The lodge often fills up on summer weekends, so reserve ahead if you plan to stay during this time. The park's large Morefield Campground, on the other hand, almost always has space available. The town of Cortez, with its plentiful inns and motels just northwest of the park, serves as a convenient base. A bit further east of the park, Durango provides a greater array of accommodations in a historical Old West setting.
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