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. Before purchasing tickets for a tour, please go to Guided Tours to read the tour descriptions. You can find the tour schedules at Operating Hours & Seasons or www.recreation.gov.


Tickets Prices

Daily, Ranger-Assisted Tours

Cliff Palace $8.00 per person, all ages
Long House $8.00 per person, all ages

Backcountry Hikes and Special Tours

Mug House $25.00 per person, all ages
Square Tower House $25.00 per person, all ages
Spring House $45.00 per person, all ages

How to Purchase Tour Tickets (online only)

Purchase your tickets online at recreation.gov or by phoning the call center at 1-877-444-6777. Tickets are available to purchase up to 14 days in advance. Tickets are released daily, starting at 8:00 am Mountain Time. (For example: Tickets for May 2 will be available starting April 18 at 8:00 am MT.)

Tickets will not be available for purchase in the park this year, so please plan in advance of your visit and purchase your tour tickets online. Tickets will likely sell out quickly, so you may want to get them as soon as they become available.

If you purchase a ticket and later decide not to go on the 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.


Your Receipt is Your Ticket

Important! Bring Your Receipt. No ticket will be provided, so you must have a copy of your receipt to go on the tour. Because cell service is extremely limited, we cannot access reservations at tour sites. Please take a screenshot of your receipt or print a paper copy before you arrive at the park and bring it with you to show the ranger before your tour. Visit recreation.gov or Purchasing Tour Tickets for further details.

Last updated: January 29, 2021

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PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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