(This tour will be offered in 2020. Reservations will be accepted starting Monday, March 9, 2020.)
Rise before dawn, and experience the magic of Balcony House at sunrise! For centuries, Pueblo farmers have been observing the sky and the change of seasons. Take the Sunrise Tour of Balcony House at summer solstice or fall equinox and join in the long tradition of skywatching in Mesa Verde.
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On this 90-minute tour, you will climb a 32-foot (9.8 m) ladder, crawl through and 18-inch wide (45 cm) and 12-foot (3.7 m) long tunnel, and climb up a 60-foot (20 m) open cliff face with stone steps and two 17-foot (5 m) ladders to exit.
Dress appropriately for early morning temperatures and bring a flashlight. Cameras are welcome, but you must be able to carry all of your gear while keeping your hands free to climb the ladders.
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 (2134 m and 2286 m) 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.
●June 20, 2020 at 5:15 am
● June 21, 2020 at 5:15 am
●September 21, 2020 at 6:00 am
●September 22, 2020 at 6:00 am
Price: $25.00 per person, ages 3 and up.
Tour is limited to 25 people