An April 2005 trip
to Mesa Verde by Aracanus
Quote: Earlier this year I took a road trip with my friend Melissa down to Mesa Verde. Melissa had been on an archaeological dig with a woman that works there as a back-country archaeologist, so we got a personalized tour.
Restaurant | "Tequilla's Mexican Restaurant"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 4, 2006
Tequila's Mexican Restaurant
948 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301
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.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 31, 2005
Cliff Dwellings Tours
Mesa Verde, Colorado 81330
Colorado Springs, Colorado