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A hidden gem

Once you've visited all the obvious attractions, give this a try. It's only a short distance from... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
martstone
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Crete, Greece
Small down and up hike

This is a review specific to half mile hike of the farming terraces. The loop has about a 145 ft... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
frequently_away
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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A fairly challenging hiking trail that winds a half-mile through Mesa Verde National Park.
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11 Apr 2017
“A hidden gem”
30 Jul 2016
“Small down and up hike”
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Once you've visited all the obvious attractions, give this a try. It's only a short distance from Far View Lodge, tho you may need to ask for directions at the Lodge reception as this is not well signposted. However when you do get there, the...More

Thank martstone
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a review specific to half mile hike of the farming terraces. The loop has about a 145 ft elevation change which makes it a bit strenuous for the casual walker. The payoff is not that great. The area is bland and you cannot...More

Thank frequently_away
Reviewed 31 January 2016

See and imagine how hard it was to live here and think about what it took for you to get here and think they did this on foot in all kinds of weather not in an air conditioned car. Most of us would be mountain...More

Thank silverminer1891
Reviewed 2 November 2015

My husband and I hiked this trail at the end of the day and had it all to ourselves. It is interesting to see all the little rock check dams in the canyon and learn about how they were used for farming. But we enjoyed...More

Thank TallyLassy850
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I recommend taking this trail if you are really into the Ancestral Puebloan culture or if you just want to get out for a short hike.You must take the spur road to Cedar Tree Tower. This is an interesting ruin site in itself. Look for...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This was one of our last stops on after the Spruce Tree House and the Mesa Loop. On the road back north one finds the trailhead of this 0.5 mile loop near the Cedar Tree Tower. The hiking trail is not well marked and in...More

Thank Richard289
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A very good guidebook to these communities is found at the Visitors Center. It is such a great hike in the woods passing by Pipe Shrine House, Far View House, Far View Tower, Megalithic House, Coyote Village and Mummy Lake. The trail is enjoyable through...More

Thank SantaFeDiva
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Very, very interesting. Be sure to grab a little guide so you can LEARN while you are looking. Otherwise, you won't know what anything is. Amazing that this stuff is all still around, and so well-preserved.

1  Thank sally8363
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We enjoyed walking along the farming terraces and especially seeing the reservoir which has bed recognized as a civil engineering accomplishment.

Thank Adventurers8
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Our family enjoys longer hikes and great vistas, this didn't have that. It did however, have some well preserved sites and great history. So, if you want an easier experience and great history, this would be a good stop.

2  Thank Leah H
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