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Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park (guided tour)

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  • Cliff Palace
    Cliff Palace
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
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easy
Distance 0.7 km
1:00 h
55 m
55 m
2,082 m
2,042 m
The tour takes us to  Cliff Palace,  the most beautiful rock dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park.

The destination of our short tour is Cliff Palace, which we will reach by a ladder. The impressive rock shelter was built between the 12th and 13th century by the Anasazi Indians.  About 150 rooms, 20 kivas and several towers were built out of  sandstone blocks under a huge rock overhang. The estimated number of former residents of the dwellings is at least 100. A ranger guides us through this fascinating structure and gives us an interesting insight into the culture of the Anasazi.

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Profile picture of Hartmut Wimmer Author Hartmut Wimmer 
True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here: https://corporate.outdooractive.com/jobs-bei-outdooractive/

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