Mesa Verde National Park: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour of Puebloan History
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Embark on a self-guided driving audio tour of Mesa Verde National Park and explore the rich history of the Puebloan civilization. Visit ancient cliff houses, discover secrets of the Ancestral Puebloans, and enjoy breathtaking views along the way.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • GPS-enabled storytelling for a hands-free experience
  • Comprehensive tour package with full itinerary and travel tips
  • Ability to access tours offline with GPS maps and directions
  • Private, self-paced car tour for personalized breaks
  • Flexible usage with no expiration date
  • Cost-effective, one purchase per car, more affordable than bus tours
What's Not Included
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations
Additional Information

Embark on a self-paced journey in Mesa Verde National Park. Initiate your journey at Montezuma Valley Overlook for breathtaking panoramas. Subsequently, engage with ancient Puebloan history at Far View House. The highlight is Cliff Palace, a stunning cliff dwelling that mirrors an extinct culture. A challenging climb concludes at Balcony House, unfolding the mysteries of the Ancestral Puebloans. Experience this UNESCO World Heritage site’s wonders at your own pace.

Once you’ve made your booking, check your email, download the Action Tour Guide App, input your exclusive password, and start your tour. These preliminary steps necessitate reliable internet/wifi connection. Simply adhere to the audio directions and carry on with the outlined route.

Zero expiry date — your tour is at your disposal from the moment you reserve it up until eternity!

  • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email and an instructions email. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular
  • How to start the tour: Once onsite, open the Action’s Tour Guide App: • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If there are multiple tour versions, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
  • Amazing savings: • Driving Tours: Save money by purchasing a single tour for the entire vehicle, avoiding individual fees per person like on a bus tour. Connect your phone to the car speakers to share the audio.
  • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It’s perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group.
  • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
  • Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline.
  • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
  • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
  • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app’s features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.
Location
Mesa Verde National Park Entrance Sign
After booking the tour, search your email for the phrase "Set up your self-guided tour now." Follow these instructions NOW to finish setting up the tour while you have Wi-Fi/data. Do NOT wait until you are onsite.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
4.6
(14 Ratings)
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Dawn_b
May 12, 2024
🔥🔥🔥 - This tour was fire! The structures, the history and the beauty of the park were phenomenal… I appreciate the the educational aspect of the tour too
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P3976gpdanielg
May 6, 2024
Great choice! - Made the day and experience great! We did not have to follow the crowd, but got a complete tour. The discussion went to just the right amount of detail and history to make the day both educational and satisfying
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Nancy_e
Apr 28, 2024
Great experience - We really enjoyed the audio tour. Very well done. It was nice to hear all about the area as we were driving.
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Ms_busybody1
Apr 10, 2024
A must for anyone traveling to the Mesa Verde National Park! - The self-guided tour was on point. We were amazed how it knew where we were and would start on its own as soon as we arrived at a new point. We highly recommend this if you like doing things at your own pace.
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Anneporte
Apr 1, 2024
100% Recommended - It was a great way to learn about the park! All the information shared was very interesting and informative. It made the ride through the park more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend it.
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Anneliese_v
Mar 31, 2024
Loved it! - We loved how easy this was and convenient. Instead of just driving there, we got to listen to different facts throughout our drive. I would definitely recommend it.
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132angelar
Mar 29, 2024
Fantastic experience - The commentor on our car tour was wonderful and very informative. The dwellings were amazing, leaving us in awe with the workmanship of the native people.
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Larry_s
May 13, 2024
Easy, informative and less expensive guided tour - With the narrated self-guided tour we could take as long as we wanted at a stop or skip a stop altogether. We learned a great deal from the narration. As we progressed through the tour, however, the narration would re-start and repeat unnecessarily and sometimes miss sections altogether. This was confusing.
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H9084patammyb
Apr 29, 2024
Wonderful experience! - It was amazing! I'm sure we would have missed so much had we not used this app. Learning about the things we were seeing made the trip extraordinary! The pictures will be great reminders for years to come.
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Joseph_t
Apr 15, 2024
The audio tour doesn't... - The audio tour doesn't work. No internet service in the park. The park itself is very beautiful there is some much to see and do once you at the summit
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