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.
Purchasing Tour Tickets
TICKETS FOR RANGER-GUIDED TOURS OF CLIFF PALACE, BALCONY HOUSE, AND LONG HOUSE
Price: $5.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in person. Tour tickets sell out quickly, but 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.
TICKETS FOR THE 2018 BACKCOUNTRY HIKES, BALCONY HOUSE EARLY-BIRD, AND CLIFF PALACE TWILIGHT TOURS
Backcountry Hikes in 2018 include tours to Mug House, Square Tower House, and Yucca House. Other experiences include the Wetherill Mesa Bike & Hike Adventure, Cliff Palace Twilight Tours, and the Balcony House Early Bird and Sunrise Tours.
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.
Last updated: October 3, 2018