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ashbourne, United Kingdom
October 18, 2011
From journal Colorado Capers
Colorado Springs, Colorado
December 31, 2005
There are three cliff dwellings that can only be seen on a ranger-guided tour: Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Long House. The tours take about an hour each and cost $2.75 a person. The hours for the tours vary depending on season, but during the spring and summer, they are generally from 8am to dusk. Balcony House and Cliff Palace both require climbing a few long ladders to get in and out. Balcony House is considered the must adventurous of the tours. Long House is outside of the main park area down a long and winding road. Schedules and more exact information can be found at the official website http://www.nps.gov/meve/home.htm.
I highly recommend going on the tours. The rangers know a great deal about the history and archaeology of the area, and those three sites are quite spectacular and can only be seen up close by going on the tours.
From journal Week in Mesa Verde