Mesa Verde National ParkCliff Dwellings near Durango Colorado & Cortez Colorado
|Mesa Verde National Park|
|Location:||Between Durango, CO & Cortez, CO|
|Ages||Fun for ALL ages!|
|Season:||April 18 – October 19|
Mesa Verde Description:Mesa Verde National Park is tucked away in Southwest Colorado just waiting for you to discover the rich heritage of the Ancestral Puebloans who made this region their home for 700 years. Hundreds of cliff dwellings and thousands of archeological sites dot the land and with the spectacular views and rich history it is easy to see why Smithsonian magazine would rate Mesa Verde as one of the top 28 places to visit in your lifetime. Also, package your trips together with the Rivers, Trails, Rails & Mesas to get the best of the Southwest!
700 Years Tour:During the 700 Years Tour you will travel through the park in comfortable motor coaches while the knowledgeable guides explain the architectural, horticultural, cultural, and religious dimensions of these ancient Southwest inhabitants. Short, easy, guided hikes also allow you to explore the archeological sites in more detail as you travel through the park. The journey will begin with the earliest recorded Pithouse villages (600 A.D.) and move on to the Pueblo era of cliff dwellings from the 13th century, including the largest dwelling in the park, Cliff Palace.
Meet: Depart: Return: Price: Adult: $47*
7:40 AM 8:00 AM 12:00 PM Youth: $36*
(Departs from Far View Lodge – 30 minute drive into Mesa Verde Park)
*Additional River/Land Access Fees not included
*$15 Vehicle Park Entrance Fee also not include
Classic Pueblo Tour:Trained guides will educate you on the culture, architecture and lifestyles of the Ancestral Puebloans as comfortable motor coaches transport you around the park. You will get to see the sites of Triple Cities, Square Tower, Sun Point, Sun Temple, and the trip includes a walking tour of Cliff Palace.
Meet: Depart: Return: Price: Adult: $42*
12:40 PM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM Youth: $22*
(departs from Far View Lodge – 30 minute drive into Mesa Verde Park) *Additional River/Land Access Fees not included*$15 Vehicle Park Entrance Fee also not included
Why take a guided tour?The tours at Mesa Verde are all led by knowledgeable and qualified guides. With their guidance you will learn about the history, culture, and architecture of the sites and dwellings you see around the park, and if you have any questions, you will have someone to ask and won’t have to make the answer up yourself! All tours are shuttled around the park in comfortable motor coaches, you get to save gas, sit back and relax and take in all the wonderful sights without having to worry about keeping your eyes on the road.
Mesa Verde Highlights:
- Learn the history and culture of the Ancestral Puebloans
- Hike around ancient architectural marvels
- Experience guided tours full of up-to-date information on the dwellings
- Walk through Cliff Palace, the largest dwelling in the park and go into a kiva
- Great trip for the whole family – educational, entertaining, memories that last a lifetime!