Cliff Palace is in an alcove in the east wall of Cliff Canyon in Mesa Verde National Park and is reached by five 8- to 10-foot ladders. Though visible from the Sun Temple or the Sun Point overlook directly opposite on the west rim, access is permitted only on ranger-guided tours.
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 given every half-hour daily 9-6, late May-Labor Day; 9-5, mid-Apr. to late May. Tours are given on the hour daily 9-5, day after Labor Day to early Nov. (weather permitting).