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, 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 10, 2016.)
TICKETS FOR THE 2016 BACKCOUNTRY HIKES
Backcountry Hikes in 2016 include tours to Mug House, Spring 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 2016 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.