We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Petroglyph Point Hike

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
Review Highlights
Loved this hike!

Somehow we didn't read this was a strenuous hike and for anyone that hikes I would consider this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shawnee, Kansas
A fun trail with a present halfway through!

The trail requires some climbing - lots of great views and of course the petroglyph wall halfway... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Read all 201 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
A flat 3-mile hiking trail in Mesa Verde National Park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“trail guide” (16 reviews)
“great hike” (18 reviews)
“second half” (9 reviews)
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
Write a Review
Reviews (201)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Somehow we didn't read this was a strenuous hike and for anyone that hikes I would consider this moderate. It did have lots of stone steps and some rock scrambling. I'm a 66 year old not in great shape woman and I was able to...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail requires some climbing - lots of great views and of course the petroglyph wall halfway through! Not many people go on this trail so you have some peace and quiet which is nice since other parts of Mesa Verde can be quite crowded....More

Thank Drgnfly416
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a 2.4 mile (3.9 km) hike that takes you south from the Spruce Tree House overlook down to a petroglyph panel which includes the most extensive accessible rock art in the park. Since it covers varied terrain, some of it inside the canyon...More

Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This hike can be quite challenging for those not accustomed to hiking. Bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, snacks, sun glasses, a ball cap, and rain gear because you will likely experience a shower after 2 pm. The longest part of the hike is...More

Thank tbschlat
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a great hike, but the first half is a fairly tough rock scramble. Good choice for those who hike well, not a great choice for children or those of limited mobility

1  Thank wcarlucci
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This hike is very difficult; very steep, uneven stone steps, close to the edge of the path, but it was beautiful. An important thing which should be stressed; after you reach the petrogyphs, there is a VERY DIFFICULT climb but if you do that climb,...More

Thank SundanceinHawaii
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This hike fascinated me. The trail is up an down so probably not to be recommended if you are unsteady on your feet. Take your camera because the views are worth the effort. The Petroglyphs themselves, whilst not extensive, are none the less worth he...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We started this walk late in the day, but after 1/2 an hour we were too hot to go on. It is necessary to pay attention as there are steep places to maneuver and no guard rails. I'd attempt this early morning with plenty of...More

Thank ntalbot
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was my favorite hike in the park. My wife likes the archeological stuff and I like the nature. This was a really good combination and interesting hike. You climb under rocks, wedge between rocks and over rocks until you get to the end and...More

Thank jeffb1
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our morning hike, it was peaceful and not overly challenging. Our only complaint was waiting til 8:30 for the gate to open but met some other hikers who were told to start at the end and you don't have to wait. Wish...More

Thank paulyh635
Nearby Restaurants
Metate Room
540 reviews
8.23 km away
Kuchu's at Ute Mountain Casino
62 reviews
17.57 km away
Thai Cortez
254 reviews
19.63 km away
Far View Terrace Restaurant
371 reviews
8.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cliff Palace
1,079 reviews
2.35 km away
Balcony House
673 reviews
3.36 km away
Mesa Verde National Park
188 reviews
2.37 km away
Long House
192 reviews
4.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Richmondparent | Reviewed this property |
If you are in reasonably good shape, it would be ok, but for the first half of the hike you need to be sure footed and able to navigate rocks and steps. The second half is in top of the Mesa and is easy. I would consider... More