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Mesa Verde Express Tour With Tickets To Cliff Palace

*Cliff Palace Ranger Tickets Included*

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Guest Includes Ranger Tickets to Cliff Palace

Discover Mesa Verde with an Archaeologist Trained Guide & explore Cliff Palace!

Experience the difference with the best tour combination around. We secure the “hard to get” ranger tickets so you do not have to try and get them on your own. Come take a look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo peoples who made Mesa Verde their home for over 700 years, from 600 C.E. to 1300!

This tour will focus primarily on Cliff Dwellings and include hard-to-get tickets with a ranger tour of the famous Cliff Palace. Your guide will take you around the National Park and give you the history of the park, the archaeology, and the geology of the area. These are areas of focus that are hard to get on your own. Keep in mind this tour is a brief overview of Mesa Verde and the Ancestral Puebloans. If you would like to spend more time in the area please consider our group tour or our private tour.

Mesa Verde encompasses over 80 square miles and protects over 5,000 archaeological sites, including the famous Cliff Palace and nearly 600 cliff dwellings, some of which are more than 800 years old.

When you book this tour you’ll sit back and relax while our experienced, knowledgeable archaeologist-trained guide takes you around the park. All of our vehicles are comfortable with air conditioning for those hot summer months and heated for the winter months.


  • Depart our Durango office at 360 South Camino Del Rio Suite #200 Durango, Co 81301 at 9:15 am
  • Arrive at Mesa Verde 10:10 am
  • 10:45 am – 12:00 pm – Explore Cliff Palace up close with one of the ranger-led tours with a National Park Ranger.
  • Driving tour of selected sites on the Mesa Top Loop to include short walks to Mesa top sites and canyon overlooks for views of the major cliff dwellings in the park including Cliff Palace and “downtown” Mesa Verde
  • Arrive at Durango 5 hours later.

Price includes Ranger Lead Tickets to Cliff Palace and Park Entrance Fees. We will have a cooler on board for snacks you are encouraged to bring.

*Gratuity is not included in the price and is much appreciated*


    • All tours are appropriate for well-prepared hikers but are strenuous, so please consider your physical health before choosing a tour/hike, especially if you have heart or respiratory problems or other physical difficulties. Elevations range between 7,000 and 7,500 feet (2134m , and 2286 m) above sea level.

      We suggest wearing sturdy shoes or boots and bring plenty of water. Your safety depends on your good judgment, adequate preparation, and constant attention.
      Children must be able to walk the extent of the trails and climb all ladders on their own without difficulty. All infants must be carried in backpacks while on tours and adults carrying children in backpacks must be able to maintain mobility and balance.