Balcony House

Mesa Verde National Park Tours

Due to construction on the Cliff Palace Loop Road Balcony House is tentatively scheduled to open on July 1, 2022. Please check for the current status of all road conditions within the park. The Mesa Top Loop Road offers visitors the opportunity to explore 700 years of archeological history and provides views of Cliff Palace from Sun Temple.

(This tour will be offered in 2022). Reservations will be accepted starting Friday, June 17, 2022.) Tickets are available 14 days in advance, 8:00 am MDT, on a rolling daily window.

A tour of Balcony House is one of the most adventurous in the park and not for the faint-of-heart. You will scale the face of a cliff via several tall ladders, squeeze your way through a narrow tunnel on your hands and knees, and explore some of the same passages used over 800 years ago! For those ready for the challenge, this tour offers you the chance to follow in the footsteps of the Ancestral Pueblo residents who lived there. For a virtual tour, go to


If you plan on booking a second tour on the same day, we highly suggest you give yourself at least:

For more information on the minimum amount of time needed between tours, look for the booking advice link on  

Select a date to see a list of times

Need to Know

Photo Gallery