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Guided Tour of Mesa Verde National Park with Lunch

By Mountain Waters
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Highlights

  • 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

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Mesa Verde National Park

  • What's included

    Admission to Mesa Verde National Park

  • What's included

    Deli lunch

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport from Mountain Waters in Durango to Mesa Verde National Park

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 18 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 10 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company LLC
  • 303 West College Drive
  • Durango Colorado 81301
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