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Another walk into the past.

A fourty five minute round trip from the parking area. Not the easies of hikes, but doable for most... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Andy P
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Great History Here

Self guided Tour. When you reach the split in paths to go down in the site, take the right fork... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Omaha NE
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Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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All reviews pit house wetherill mesa self guided tour parking lot answer questions long house left path uphill hike park ranger the cliff free tour nice walk dont miss easy trail parking area the loop take your time
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fourty five minute round trip from the parking area. Not the easies of hikes, but doable for most people. This is another example of the buildings left behind by the Pueblo indians. You can get up close to the remains. There was a rangers...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Self guided Tour. When you reach the split in paths to go down in the site, take the right fork. That allows you to get a folio from ranger at the bottom and read from beginning to end. This is pretty accessible, but does require...More

Thank D L
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Nice short hike and if you pick up a guide book it will explain things to you ,if you don't have a guide book there is a ranger sitting in a chair that can explain things and they have some guide books at the bottom...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 8 August 2018

When the early tickets for Long House, Balcony House, and Cliff Palace are sold out, this is a nice little short hike for all. Take plenty of water. Right off the parking lot at Wetherill Mesa..

Thank RepentedHipster
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a fairly easy tour to do and it is free with an admission fee into the park. I would recommend it, but make sure to know that it will not be as impressive as some of the other sites in the park.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

If you have a few extra hours while at Mesa Verde, this is a great hike to do, especially with a younger family. Our kids (8 and 10) enjoyed the trail, and found the ruins pretty interesting. It was nice to be away from the...More

Thank Jacob B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

While not as dramatic as the ranger guided tours, this one shows how the roof of the kiva's would have been built. It is worth the short hike to access but after seeing all the other ranger guided cliff dwellings, it is sort of anti...More

Thank ttoo
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is one of the cliff dwellings you can walk to yourself without a ranger. It is a pretty easy short hike. Please stick to the same rules of no food or drink on the trails and in the ruins- ONLY WATER. Have respect for...More

Thank Brandon H
Reviewed 29 June 2018

You can no longer complete the full trail into Step House due to recent rock falls but there is a good view from the trail opposite. Rangers are on hand to provide information and answer any questions. Only a very short walk from the main...More

Thank grahamd00dy
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is a short self guided tour that is not but about a mile long. Had about an hour and a half before doing Long House tour. Fill in the time gap perfectly.

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30 June 2018|
Response from RepentedHipster |
I’m 71 and I can no longer visit Cliff Palace, Long House, or Balcony House. However, Step House is doable if rest breaks are taken. Taking water is a MUST for anyone.