Purchasing Tour Tickets
Although much of Mesa Verde National Park can be explored on your own, some cliff dwellings can only be visited by going on a ranger-guided tour. The cost and location for purchasing tickets vary, depending on the type of tour.
TICKETS FOR RANGER-GUIDED TOURS OF CLIFF PALACE, BALCONY HOUSE, AND LONG HOUSE
TICKETS FOR THE 2014 BACKCOUNTRY HIKES
Did You Know?
On a snowy December day in 1888, while ranchers Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason searched Mesa Verde’s canyons for stray cattle, they unexpectedly came upon Cliff Palace for the first time. The following year, the Wetherill brothers and Mason explored an additional 182 cliff dwellings.