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Contact: Murray Shoemaker, 970-529-4629
Contact: Cristy Brown, 970-529-4608
Mesa Verde National Park will be offering a Sunrise Tour of the Balcony House cliff dwelling on October 12, 2015. Tickets will go on sale October 1st at the Colorado Welcome Center, located at 928 E. Main Street in Cortez. The tour will last about 90 minutes and will be limited to 25 people. Cost is $15 per person. Meeting time and location will be printed on the tickets.
To do this tour, you must be able to climb a 32-foot ladder; crawl through an 18-inch wide, 12-foot long tunnel; and climb up a 60-foot open cliff face with stone steps and two 10-foot ladders to the exit.
Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Cameras are welcome, but you must be able to carry all of your gear while keeping your hands free to climb the ladders.
Don’t miss this chance to begin your day as the Ancestral Pueblo inhabitants once did. Climb into Balcony House as the sun rises and step into the 21st Century of our national parks.