Introduction to Mesa Verde Tour

Introduction to Mesa Verde Tour


Operating Dates

  • May 1 - September 30, 2021

Hop on our mini-tour bus with our NAI Certified Interpretive guide to experience many aspects of Mesa Verde National Park. The tour starts with exceptional views at the geological overlook and the discovery of how Mesa Verde”s geology contributed to the lives of the Ancestral Puebloan People.

Leaving the viewpoint, travel to a remarkably well-preserved surface community. Experience first hand the amazing building techniques employed by the Puebloan people and how their communities evolved over the centuries.

Finish your tour with a walk thru the National Historic District to view Pueblo Revival style architecture. A final view of Spruce Tree House, the third-largest cliff dwelling in the park, will leave a lasting impression of the beauty and wonder of the Ancestral Puebloan World.

Departure

9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Monday - Saturday

Far View Terrace (Map)

NOTE: Far View Terrace is located approximately 30 minutes from the park entrance. Please plan ahead when trying to make your tour departure time. 

Duration

3 hours

Guided Tours Led by NAI-certified guides with historical expertise on the culture, architecture, and lifestyle of the Ancestral Puebloan people. 
Motor Coaches Our comfortable motor coaches will transport you to Chapin Mesa, where short walks on simple trails will take you to the earliest Mesa Top archaeological sites.
Tour Itinerary
  • Leave Far View Terrace and Drive to Geological overlook.
  • Tour Geological Overlook.
  • Drive to and tour Far View Sites
  • Leave Far View Sites for Spruce Tree/Chapin Mesa
  • Arrive at Spruce Tree. View Spruce Tree and walk thru National Historic District with a discussion of Pueblo Revival architecture and the history of the area.
  • Leave Spruce Tree for Far View Terrace
  • Arrive at Far View Terrace

Tour includes some walking, most (but not all) of which is over relatively level terrain. While Far View sites has limited access for individuals with physical disabilities, much of the rest of the tour is accessible even with a wheelchair.


NO NPS RANGER GUIDED CLIFF DWELLING TOUR IS INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR.

Tour Departure Times 9:30 am
Tour Price

Adults: $68.00
Child (Age 5-11): $48.00
Child (Under 4 years): Free

NOTE: Far View Terrace is located approximately 30 minutes from the park entrance. Please plan ahead when trying to make your tour departure time.