Re: Logistics of touring Spruce Tree, Cliff house, Balcony House
You will only need a guided tour of Balcony House and Cliff Palace - Spruce House is self-guided.
Doesn't matter what order - that will be determined by what time/order your tours will be: you will be assigned times when you are issued your tickets. Get there as early in the morning as possible for best crack at getting tickets to both. It is almost an hour drive from the park entrance to the top of the mesa.
Balcony House and Cliff Palace tours are both one hour. Those two and Spruce House are located on the same mesa (Chapin) so are not far apart.
Yes, we could have (and would have) easily done all 3 if not for hailstorms the day we were there.
The NPS website will tell you everything you need to know:
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