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Which ranger guided tour?

by wendyjol Online Now Mar 24, 2008 at 3:47 AM

This summer we will visit Mesa Verde NP. We will be arriving at the park around 4 pm. We like to purchase tickets for a ranger led tour for the next morning.
Which tour do you suggest? Cliff palace, Balcony House or Long House. We are a family of four. Kids 13 and 15.

We have booked a room in the Far View Lodge. Any suggestions how to spend our evening in the Park?

After the ranger led tour we still have some time befor we leave for Monument Valley and Four State Corners. What should we not miss?

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    Re: Which ranger guided tour?

    by kathymof Online Now Mar 24, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    I think the kids will like Balcony House the best since they will get to climb ladders and crawl through narrow spaces. Cliff Palace can be seen from vantage points along the road. Long House is nice but quite far from the other sites. You will be able to see more in the Balcony House and Cliff Palace area. There is also a nice site, Spruce Tree House, you can hike into right below the Chapin Mesa Museum. Here you have the opportunity to go into a below ground kiva (ceremonial room). Mesa Verde is wonderful - you should have a great time.

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    Re: Which ranger guided tour?

    by wendyjol Online Now Mar 24, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Thank you, we will try to book the Balcony tour than...

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