Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Long House can only be visited by taking a ranger-guided tour which are very popular. A tour of Long House, on Wetherill Mesa, can be taken on the same day as a Cliff Palace or Balcony House tour. Tours are strenuous.
Tour tickets for Balcony House, Cliff Palace, and Long House must be purchased in person. Tour tickets sell out quickly, but can be purchased up to two days in advance. Please visit Purchasing Tour Tickets, to find out where tour tickets are sold. You can also visit Special Backcountry Hikes to learn about other opportunities available during your visit.
Cliff Palace Twilight Tours
Half-Day Guided Bus Tours
Mesa Verde National Park concessioner, Aramark Leisure, conducts guided bus tours that offer modern views of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Tours include the 700 Years and Far View Explorer Tours. Tickets may be purchased at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center, Far View Lodge and Terrace, and Morefield Campground. For more information about the bus tours, please visit the Aramark Leisure website.
Last updated: May 1, 2019