MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, CO
Twilight TourCliff Dwelling Tour
1 hr. 30 min.
Meet a character from Mesa Verde's past! Join a knowledgeable ranger, portraying a notable figure from Mesa Verde's past, who will guide you through Cliff Place as the sun begins to set below the mesa top. This is a unique opportunity to learn about North America's largest cliff dwelling through the eyes of the people who found, stabilized, and preserved it in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Know Before You Go
Consider your physical health before joining a hike, especially if you have heart or respiratory problems, or other physical difficulties. Elevations range between 7,000 and 7,500 feet (2134m and 2286m) above sea level. You should plan for all weather possibilities because weather conditions are quite variable. It's possible to begin your hike in full sun and end with a thunderstorm or snowstorm.
From the park entrance, drive 20 miles (32.2 km) to the stop sign. Turn left and drive 0.4 miles (0.6 km) and turn left. Drive 1.7 miles (2.7 km) to Cliff Palace. Meet the ranger on the overlook above the site at least 15 minutes in advance.
Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.