Balcony House

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Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330- Map It
(970) 529-4465

AAA Editor Notes

Balcony House is in a high alcove in the west wall of Soda Canyon in Mesa Verde National Park and can be reached only by a 32-foot ladder and small 12-foot-long tunnel. Careful attention to detail and the skill necessary to construct a village in this particular alcove make Balcony House a classic example of Pueblo architecture. It can be visited only on ranger-guided trips that fill quickly in summer months. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$4. Tickets are sold at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center or the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez. Park admission Memorial Day-Labor Day $15 (per private vehicle); $8 (per person arriving by other means). Rest of year $10 (per private vehicle); $5 (per person arriving by other means).
Hours: Tours are offered every half-hour daily 9-5, late May-late Aug. (weather permitting); hours vary rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.