Cliff Palace Loop Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mesa Verde National Park, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.
This one-hour, ranger-guided tour involves climbing five, 8-10ft (2.6-3m) ladders, on a 100ft (30m) vertical climb. Total walking distance is about 1/4-mile (400m), round-trip.
Enjoyed this historical hike and sightseeing experience! The tour guide was very informative and the place was beautiful. The climb down was a little challenging and there were too many tourists at the time we were there in the fall season. The Milky Way was quite visible from the top of Mesa Verde . We stayed at the lodge and there were wild Mustangs early morning grazing around the lodge. It was beautiful! Loved the place!
This is a ranger-led tour to to one of the largest cliff dwelling sites in North America. Much restoration work has been done, and the ranger showed us photos of how the site looked when first "discovered" and during various phases of restoration. Easy trail with stairs. $4 per person with tickets available at Visitor Center near entrance to the park.
This is the second ranger led trail that I took while visiting the park. Got to climb several ladders, exploring the living quarters and learning about the people that lived their in the past.
A guided tour, gives you a good history lesson! A definite sight to see!
Awesome! Make time for this if you're in the area
This place is amazing.
If you have come to Mesa Verde , you can't miss the Cliff Palace.
Wow! That's all that needs to be said! If you get the chance to visit SouthWest Colorado, stop at Mesa Verde and visit this amazing historical site! The hike down and out of the Cliff Palace can be a bit difficult for some, but if you take your time you can experience something wonderful. The National Park rangers are an added bonus, if you enjoy learning something about the area and people.
Fascinating and fun hands on tour of reconstructed ruins in Mesa Verde NP. You climb some ladders to access the dwellings and in some cases can walk around in them.
Great guided ranger walk. Have done it more than 10 times. Very popular with my Grandchildren who have been there about 3 times.
Awesome hike, great for families, amazing cliff dwelling. This is a guided hike, so you have to buy tickets at the visitor center. This hike involves uneven stone steps, ladders, and may be difficult for some.
This ruin is huge and an very interesting
Great guided tour with really cool rock stairs and ladders and then the ruins are awesome! Very worth while!!
This is one of the guided tours in Mesa Verde. We did the Cliff Palace and the Balcony House. Balcony House was more adventurous because you get to climb a 32 feet ladder. The cliff dwellings were awesome and we loved doing both of these. You get to climb little rocks in place. It is not a difficult hike. It was fun.
Mostly rocky hiking with a few climbs. Worth it everytime