Mesa Verde National Park

Cliff Palace tour at Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde Cliff Palace tour Photo: Grant Ordelheide

Described as the pyramids of North America, the ancient ruins at Mesa Verde hold the early stories of our nation. About 1,400 years ago ancestral Puebloans built more than 600 dwellings into the gorgeous sandstone cliffs. Go on a guided tour of cliff dwellings with a ranger. Purchase your tickets in advance because these tours are really popular. Buy them online at or call  1-877-444-6777 starting March 9, 2020.

You can purchase them in person at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center up to two days in advance. Keep in mind there are limited walk-up tickets.