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: $5.00 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. (Ticket sales begin April 9, 2017.)

Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center
April 9 to May 25, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 26 to September 4, 2017 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
September 5 to October 28, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Morefield Ranger Station
May 28 to September 4, 2017 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Colorado Welcome Center, Cortez
April 9 to May 25, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 26 to September 4, 2017 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
September 5 to October 28, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum**
April 9 to October 28, 2017 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 2017 CLIFF PALACE TWILIGHT TOURS

Price: $20.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance, online at www.recreation.gov or by phoning the call center at 1-877-444-6777. (For tour description and schedule, go to Evening Programs.)

 

TICKETS FOR THE 2017 BACKCOUNTRY HIKES

Backcountry Hikes in 2017 include tours to Mug House, Oak Tree House, and Yucca House. Other experiences include the Wetherill Mesa Bike & Hike Adventure and the Balcony House Sunrise Tour. For detailed descriptions and schedules, go to 2017 Backcountry Hikes.
Prices vary. Tickets for these special experiences must be purchased in advance, online at www.recreation.gov or by phoning the call center at 1-877-444-6777.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Phone:

(970) 529-4465

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