Balcony House, Mesa Verde National Park

Join an intimate ranger-guided tour and explore Balcony House, the 13th-century cliff dwelling built by the ancestors of the Pueblo Indians. Be prepared to climb ladders, crawl through tunnels, and descend into a canyon via a 30 m (100 ft) long staircase. The archeological site was first discovered by a group of entrepreneurs in 1884, but nearly 30 years passed before the archeologist Jesse Nusbaum excavated this mid-sized dwelling with 40 rooms in 1910. The one-hour tour is somewhat physically challenging and if you suffer from claustrophobia or fear of heights, you might want to skip it. Put Balcony House on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mesa Verde National Park travel website .
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  • Exciting insight into life anno. Ladder up climb, through loopholes, behind walls. Our guide explained the whole thing very well and we could well imagine that life was playing out at that time.
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  • Everyone should visit the archeological finds in Ames Verda. The views of the valleys and mountains are breath taking. Then you get to the views of the cliff houses and wonder how did they live there....  more »
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  • Very recommended visit in Mesa Verde. It's recommended to book the visit early in the morning in the visitor center. We visited the place with a one year old child, is not easy to access, you will need a bag for the children, but is possible and there is no risk. Only the tunnel and the stairs are a little difficult. Very nice place and full of history. If we can we will repeat the visit.
  • This place is literally a national monument. Tour was great, the sights were amazing, and I just plain had a good time. If you're in the Durango area and need a way to kill an afternoon Mesa Verde and all the tours will do that and then some.

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