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. 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.

Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center
April 15 to May 24, 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 25 to September 3, 2018 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
September 4 to October 20, 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum**
April 15 to October 20, 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 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 15 to May 13, 2018 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
May 14 to June 9, 2018 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday to Thursday
9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday
June 10 to October 20, 2018 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday to Thursday
Noon to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday

**Hint: You'll get the best selection of times for ranger-guided tours at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center or Durango Welcome Center. Options may be more limited at the Museum.
 

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: June 7, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Phone:

(970) 529-4465

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