AAA Editor Notes
Mesa Top Loop Road covers two 6-mi. loops and provides views of about 40 cliff dwellings from canyon-rim lookout points. Two pit houses and six pueblos illustrate the architectural sequence of the Mesa Verde structures. Several cliff dwellings can be viewed at close range from lookout points along the cliff edge.
The Cliff Palace-Balcony House Loop Road is closed to car traffic during the winter months, although snowshoeing and skiing are permitted.