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Mesa Verde National Park Tour provided by Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company

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Mountain Waters Rafting
303 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USAMeet at the Mountain Waters Rafting office 303 W College Dr Durango, CO 81301 Free secure parking in Downtown Durango!
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    Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Cliff Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Balcony House
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Departure Point
Mountain Waters Rafting, 303 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USA
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mesa Verde National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center
  • Entry/Admission - Cliff Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Balcony House
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Teresa M wrote a review Aug 2019
Norman, Oklahoma2 contributions
Top notch in every way! Every detail of the full-day tour was arranged for us, all we had to do was show up! The ride to & from Mesa Verde was in a new air-conditioned van with a driver/guide (Aaron) who was actually an archeologist in the area and kept us enthralled with his
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Mesa Verde National Park Tour
Responded 26 Aug 2019
What I think is truly special about our Mesa Verde N.P. tours and guides is that they are free to make it their own. They tell a story based on their interest in many different aspects of the park; its geology, flora and fauna, back ground in archaeology like Aaron, interest in basket maker or puebloan times. The only constants are the ranger guided tours and the awesome lunch from Cattle Drive Coffee. It is very cool to hear that your grandson enjoyed it so much as well, thank you for the wonderful review!
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pnygrl wrote a review Aug 2019
Salem, Virginia38 contributions5 helpful votes
I had wanted to visit Mesa Verde while in Durango, and was thrilled to find this tour with mountain waters. Greg, Crystal, & Trey Provided a wonderful day in the park! They have so much information and interest in this area that they provided another level of meaning to the
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Mesa Verde National Park Tour
Responded 18 Aug 2019
Crystal will be leading her first tours this week, so it is super cool to see her getting reviewed before she actually starts guiding for us! Mountain Waters has developed into being the number 1 independent tour provider at Mesa Verde by hiring the very best guides. Now those guides are bringing more fantastic people like Crystal. Thank you for the great review and recommendation.
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Webrep wrote a review Aug 2019
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We did the Mesa Verda tour and our guide was Aaron. He was very informed and an actual archaeologist. His ability to explain what was known to be true and explain the questionable history as known today was not only informative but deeply interesting. He made the trip fun and
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Mesa Verde National Park Tour
Responded 18 Aug 2019
To be fair to our nations park rangers, they often don't get their desired post and do the best they can. But to be a Mesa Verde Tour Guide for Mountain Waters you have to be, well, the very best! Our guides all exhibit the qualities you mention in your kind review. Aaron and the whole team who take our guests to Mesa Verde are outstanding and we are very proud of them. They all take really good pictures too which you will see posted on our social pages. Thank you for the review!
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jandk1 wrote a review Aug 2019
Ponca City, Oklahoma68 contributions16 helpful votes
So interesting to see the cliff dwellings! Glad we traveled on our own path at our own rate. We were able to take our time & talk among ourselves. Great family vacation.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Mesa Verde National Park Tour
Responded 8 Aug 2019
That is a pretty amazing thing to hear from a guest visiting Mesa Verde National Park at the busiest time of year, thank you for the review!
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vrz wrote a review Aug 2019
Columbus, Ohio55 contributions34 helpful votes
We drove by this National Park last year on a month long trip visiting 30 state and national parks in 30 days because we didn't know anything about it. We happened to be in Durango in July 2019 for a wedding and took a full day to visit Mesa Verde and it is FABULOUS! Didn't
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Mesa Verde National Park Tour
Responded 8 Aug 2019
With over 5,000 archaeological sites it might take a while to see everything! Thank you for the review. Our tour guides for Mesa Verde are very passionate and well educated about the park and the surrounding area, cheers!
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By: Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
dirtyjoe13
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Hell hea 🤙
Today was a great day. There was 4 other boats with us floating down and Jesse was a pro guide. Seems like he reall
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struckhofffamily
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Perfect, Family-Friendly, Scenic Raft Trip
The 2-hour raft trip was the perfect amount of time and adventure for our family (kids ages range 5-17 yrs old). Ou
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KevinKFromDenver
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Had a great time
We made the decision to make this trip just a week before. Neither of our kids (10 & 12 at the time) had been raft
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justinpjones
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Awesome!
We had a freaking blast. Our guide Zac was on point, and made the trip exciting. He knows a few Dad jokes as well.
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Finkster2020
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Best river experience ever!
The 4X4 trip into the local mountains was fantastic!! The guide was extremely professional and knowledgeable of al
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HayzerLazer35
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An Incredible Adventure!!!
We are from AZ and it was our first time visiting and rafting in Colorado. It was an amazing experience! The rapid
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nicholasl456
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Great time.
Great time. The guides were fantastic. The flow was low, but they warned us ahead of time. It was still fun!
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Roxanne B
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Amazing and fun rafting trip
This was my first rafting experience in Colorado, but definitely will not be my last! Arissa was an awesome guide a
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thebutlerfamily2020
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Great time!
Cheddar our guide was awesome! Or sharp! The staff was friendly and helpful when planning our trip. We have 9,11,1
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jimsF5074UN
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Fun Family Rafting Trip
Mountain Waters provided an awesome rafting trip for our family of 4. I suggest a 2 hour or longer adventure as our
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Thebigandtheugly
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Beautiful morning on the river
Twas a wonderful four hours. Admittedly, the water was low, so the rapids were not especially challenging. Nevert
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derekduncan56
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Fun on the river with Chedda
Chedda made a group of girls in their teens comfortable and more talkative once they got to know him. He is an exc
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billie739
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White Water Rafting
This was fun, the water was low and mild which was perfect for our 13 year olds 1st river rafting experience. The g
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jesslynschaefer
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Family fun!!
Our entire family enjoyed a day of rafting. Everything is well-coordinated, guides are energetic and fun as well as
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chadleyogden
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Great Family Activity
We took our extended family on a 4 hour trip down the river. The water was really low during the 1st week of July.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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