Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Custom tour to meet your historical interests & preferences
Tour of mesmerising Cliff Palace made by Ancestral Puebloans
Chance to learn history of Pueblo tribes from 900 to 1350 AD
Deli-style lunch near the breath-taking Weminuche Wilderness
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Mesa Verde National Park
Admission to Mesa Verde National Park
Roundtrip transport from Mountain Waters in Durango to Mesa Verde National Park
Live tour commentary provided in English
What you can expect
Make the most of your time in the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States during a guided tour of Mesa Verde National Park. Chat with your knowledgeable guide and customise the tour to your liking, making your experience of the United States' largest archaeological site entirely unforgettable.
Leave the dramatic mountain peaks of Durango in your rearview mirror and head west towards Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage property with more than 5,000 archaeological sites including 600 ancient cliff dwellings. Reflect on what you hope to see, and chat with your guide who is happy to customise the tour to meet the interests of the group.
Choose to venture to Cliff Palace—Mesa Verde's largest dwelling. At the Cliff Palace Overlook learn how Ancestral Puebloans crafted the residence from sandstone, mortar, and wooden beams. Then, launch your exploration, using ladders to make a 1,000-foot (305-metre) ascent. Soak up information about why Pueblo tribes positioned their homes along cliffs, and see evidence of the Cliff Palace's esteemed function as a ceremonial site.
During the course of your tour, travel to multiple dwellings, some of which feature moderate hikes and ladder-climbs. Indulge in a well-deserved deli-style lunch near the Weminuche Wilderness and refuel for an afternoon filled with sightseeing before returning to Durango.