Fear of ladders: The Mesa Verde experience
... I soon found out thatthe tunnel, passageways, and 32-foot entrance ladder are what make Balcony House the most adventurous cliff dwelling tour in the park. Of course you have to go with a ranger on a guided tour. With 40 rooms, Balcony House is considered a medium size cliff dwelling. Only 10 sites in the park have more rooms. It is a place you’ll want to see. But be forewarned…. There is a huge ladder rising toward the sky, a 32-foot ladder. And, as you’ll find out, there are even more!