Soda Canyon Overlook Tour

Soda Canyon Overlook Tour

Overlook Breathtaking Beauty

Overlook Breathtaking Beauty

Please Note: Per current state recommendations, guests will be required to wear a mask.

Operating Dates

  • June 9th - August 31st

The Soda Canyon Overlook Tour will concentrate on the later time period of Ancestral Puebloan occupation. Guests will have the opportunity to see several of the most photographic cliff dwellings as well as engage in a short, relatively easy walk to view the natural landscape of Mesa Verde National Park. The 1.2 mile (round trip) Soda Canyon Overlook walk in the morning gives visitors a chance to view Balcony House, taking advantage of its east facing exposure.

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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 4-hours, which includes short hikes to archaeological sites along the Mesa Loop Road.
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 both the earliest Mesa Top archaeological sites and the magnificent and more adventurous Cliff Palace.
Tour Itinerary Leave Far View Terrace
Arrive Cliff Palace – walk down to Cliff Palace overlook
Arrive at Soda Canyon Overlook Trail – walk trail to view Balcony House
Leave Cliff Dwellings loop for Mesa Top Loop
Arrive at Square Tower House
Twin Trees
Sun Temple – Cliff Palace Overlook
Arrive at Far View Terrace
Tour Departure Times 8:00 am
Tour Price

Adults: $80
Child (Age 5-11): $60
Child (Under 4 years): Free

In-Person Tour Reservations

If you are interested in reserving your tour in person please refer to the locations below.

Far View Lodge Starting May 1, 2021
Far View Terrace Starting May 1, 2021
Morefield Campground Starting May 1, 2021