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
Price: $4.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in person, and can be purchased up to two days in advance at the following locations, dates, and times. For tour descriptions and schedules, go to the Guided Tours and Operating Hours & Seasons webpages.

Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center
April 12 to May 21, 2015 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 22 to September 7, 2015 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
September 8 to October 31, 2015 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Morefield Ranger Station
May 24 to August 29, 2015 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Colorado Welcome Center, Cortez
April 12 to May 21, 2015 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 22 to September 7, 2015 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
September 8 to October 31, 2015 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum**
April 12 to October 31, 2015 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

**Hint: You'll get the best selection of times for ranger-guided tours at the Visitor and Research Center, Morefield Ranger Station, or the Colorado Welcome Center. Options may be more limited at the Museum.

 


TICKETS FOR CLIFF PALACE TWILIGHT TOURS
Price: $12.00 per person. Reservations available mid-February. Tickets can be purchased in advance, online at www.recreation.gov or by phoning the call center at 1-877-444-6777. (For tour descriptions and schedules, go to Evening Programs.)


TICKETS FOR CLIFF PALACE PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
Price: $20.00 per person. Reservations available mid-February. Tickets can be purchased in advance, online at www.recreation.gov or by phoning the call center at 1-877-444-6777. (For tour descriptions and schedules, go to Evening Programs.)

 

TICKETS FOR THE 2015 BACKCOUNTRY HIKES
Tickets for these special backcountry experiences must be purchased in advance, online at www.recreation.gov or by phoning the call center at 1-877-444-6777.

Square Tower House, 2-hour, 1-mile (1.6 km) round-trip hike
May 3 to May 24
Saturday and Sunday
Price: $25.00 per person, all ages

September 10 to October 18
Thursday and Sunday
Price: $25.00 per person, all ages

Oak Tree House, 2-hour, 1-mile (1.6 km) round-trip hike
May 26 to September 5
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Price: $25.00 per person, all ages

Wetherill Mesa Experience, 4.5-hour, 9-mile (14.5 km) bike and hike
May 27 to September 6
Wednesday and Sunday
Price: $18.00 adult; $15.00 children 16 and under



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