Group Tour

Take a look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo peoples who made Mesa Verde their home for over 700 years, from 600 C.E. to 1300 C.E.! Experience some of the most notable and best-preserved cliff-dwelling ruins in the United States.

When you book this tour you’ll sit back and relax while our experienced, knowledgeable archaeologist-trained guide takes you around the park. With their knowledge, you will be able to ask questions, read literature, and listen to your own tour of the park as we travel from site to site. You get to save gas, time, and entrance fees with our guided tours. All of our vehicles are comfortable with air conditioning for those hot summer months and heated for the winter months.

Why Express Tour?

  • Groups are kept smaller to keep a more personable tour
  • Ages: Best suited for ages 8+
  • Duration: Up to 6 hours (leaving from Durango)
  • Recommended for people who enjoy getting out and exploring the area
  • Minimum of 2 required
  • Start and end at our office with onsite parking

  • Depart our Durango office at 360 South Camino Del Rio Suite #200 Durango, Co 81301 at 8:30 am
  • Please arrive early to get checked in and use the restrooms if needed
  • Arrive at Mesa Verde Visitor Center approximately 45 minutes after we leave our office.
  • for the next 4 hours, we will explore attractions on Chapin Mesa including any combination of the following:
    • Park Point for a spectacular scenic view of the Four Corners landscape. See Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado in a 360 view
    • Close-up exploration of 12th and 13th-century mesa top sites at the Far View Village complex including Coyote Village and the Far View Great House
    • Museum area to view Spruce Tree House (3rd largest cliff dwelling in the park) from the Spruce Canyon trail overlooks
  • About halfway through the day, we will stop for a full lunch provided by Durango Rivertrippers and supplied by local companies.
  • Optional last stop at Far View Terrace for a refreshment break and souvenirs
  • Arrive back at our shop in Durango at 2:30 pm


Plan your vacation to Mesa Verde National Park to include time for hiking and exploring the ancient cliff dwellings as well as all of the other fun adventures the Four Corners area has to offer.


There are a variety of lodging options near Mesa Verde National Park and in the surrounding areas, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds.


In addition to visiting Mesa Verde National Park, there are a variety of other things to do in the area, such as hiking, camping, rafting, the Durango & Silverton train, and many other adventures.

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