Purchasing Tour Tickets

Although much of Mesa Verde National Park can be explored on your own, most cliff dwellings can only be visited by going on a ranger-guided tour. If you are interested in TOUR DESCRIPTIONS, go to Guided Tours. For TOUR SCHEDULES, see Operating Hours & Seasons.

 
 
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Tickets for Daily, Ranger-Guided Tours of Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Long House

Price
$7.00 per person, all ages.

Purchasing Ticket(s)

Tour tickets can be purchased online at recreation.gov or by phoning the call center at 1-877-444-6777 starting March 9. A percentage of tickets for each tour will be sold the day of the tour, on a first-come, first-served basis. However, tickets sell out quickly, so we recommend you purchase them in advance. If you later decide not to go on a tour you have reserved, please modify or cancel your reservation using recreation.gov. Not only will you make those tickets available for other visitors, you will also receive a refund (minus the $1.00 reservation fee) if canceled up to 24 hours in advance.

Picking up Your Tour Ticket(s)
Important! You will need a hard-copy ticket for your reserved tour, so make sure you allow time to pick up your ticket(s) during your visit. You can pick up your ticket(s) at one of the following locations, dates, and times.

 
Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center
April 12 to May 22 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 23 to September 6 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
September 7 to October 17 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Morefield Ranger Station
May 24 to September 5 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
April 12 to October 17 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Durango Welcome Center, 802 Main Avenue, Durango, CO (www.durango.org)
Note: Parking for tour ticket purchases is at the Durango Transit Center, one block west.
April 12 to October 17 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
 
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Tickets for 2020 Backcountry Hikes and Special Tours

Mug House Hike, Square Tower House Hike, Cliff Palace Early Bird Tour, Cliff Palace Twilight Tour, and Balcony House Sunrise Tour

  • Price: $25.00 per person, all ages

Spring House Day Hike

  • Price: $45.00 per person, all ages
Purchasing Ticket(s)

Tour tickets can be purchased online at recreation.gov or by phoning the call center at 1-877-444-6777 starting March 9. If you purchase a ticket(s) and you later decide not to go on the tour, please modify or cancel your reservation using recreation.gov. Not only will you make those tickets available for other visitors, you will also receive a refund (minus the $1.00 reservation fee) if canceled up to 24 hours in advance.



Last updated: January 23, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Phone:

(970) 529-4465

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