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Balcony House

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my husbands pic, me not so much but man was I in love with this park once we left. We did the tour of Balcony House $5 per person admission fee in addition to the park fee it’s self. It’s so worth it...More

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 4 days ago

This site is more than worth the ticket cost. It is also included in the 700 years tour. It was no problem to climb the 32 foot ladder to get into Balcony House but do pay attention to any physical limitations you might have. The...More

Thank lieibr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredible historical experience! The archeological studies of this sight are invaluable to our American heritage

Thank trip1954
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did Cliff Palace and Balcony House on our visit. While Cliff Palace is the iconic picture of Mesa Verde, Balcony House is for the more adventurous. You have to climb a 3 story ladder, crawl through a tunnel, then more climbing to get out....More

Thank buddha-becky
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the one hour ranger-led tour through Balcony house and were thoroughly impressed. Don't take the warnings lightly that this is a strenuous tour. It requires climbing tall ladders, crawling through small spaces, and isn't for the faint of heart. That said, it was...More

Thank ColoMama33
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing how the people lived at that time - walking through the "village" leaves a meaningful impression of how people lived then. Many comments have been made about the process of getting there - unless one is definitely afraid of heights, and/or claustrophobic, probably not...More

Thank greenham01
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Phenomenal tour that gives the true feeling of how these people lived. Ranger Drew was great at answering questions and pointing out ‘strange’ things; e.g. 6 inch wide toe/finger holds used to climb the almost vertical cliff with water. The best thing about this cliff...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cindy was our guide and she was wonderful. Patient, never rushed us, and answered literally all and everyone's questions! Its a very interesting experience to see where and how the Anasazi lived. A bit remarkable that they could live like this, carry up and down...More

Thank lmorodomi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ranger-led tour was great -- lots of up-to-date information and very cool to be able to walk inside the dwelling area. Ladders and crawl spaces were fun and brought back good memories of my childhood visit. Good hour-long activity for families!

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our 700 years tour. Initially I was disappointed that we wouldn't be going to the Cliff Palace but the Balcony House was brilliant. Must admit we had a bit of trepidation about the ladder climbing but in hindsight it was...More

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Tammy B
30 May 2016|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
From Wisconsin? First, get to Mesa Verde, closest significant town is Cortex, CO. Then either with a rental car or your own, drive to the Mesa Verde Visitors' Center. Get a park map and get a ticket for the tour. I... More
8 July 2015|
Response from Keystone_Traveler |
It depends what time you arrive. If you arrive when the Visitor Center opens you should be ok. Ideally, if your schedule permits, arrive the day before and purchase for the following morning.