Balcony House Educational Tours
The majority of the park is self-guided. However, subject to availability and staffing, Mesa Verde National Park is able to offer a 1-1/2 hour, curriculum-based, ranger-guided tour of Balcony House. This tour is available at no cost for educational groups who meet the following guidelines.
The Balcony House tour is an adventurous cliff dwelling tour that involves climbing a 32 foot (9.8 m) ladder, crawling through a 12 foot-long (3.7 m) tunnel, and climbing up a 60 foot (18 m) open rock face with two 10 foot (3 m) ladders to exit the site.
Educational tours are available from April to mid-May and September to mid-October. If you are planning an educational visit to the park during these times and would like to request a tour, please submit this online reservation request form to begin the reservation process. Park staff will contact you within 3 business days to complete your reservation.
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Balcony House is known as one of the park’s most adventurous tours. To find out what this means, check out this ranger-guided virtual journey.