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ANother insight into how it must have been

The history is fascinating and how they abandoned the houses when resources were gone. The... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Margaret B
Better Than Expected

We were surprised at the access to the ruin we had at this site. The walk is relatively easy (a... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
edward d
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The history is fascinating and how they abandoned the houses when resources were gone. The today nations state that their ancestors are still there in spirit

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were surprised at the access to the ruin we had at this site. The walk is relatively easy (a mile RT). If you come to the park you owe it to yourself to visit. We were able to linger here more than we could...More

Thank edward d
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We didn't take the tour because there were no more tickets available but we self toured using the very well done guide and there was a ranger at the site to answer our questions. Semi-challenging 1 mile trek to the site but worth it.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We almost skipped this 1 mile round trip trail to Step House but decided that while we were visiting Wetherill Mesa we would do this. I am so glad we did, the trail is pretty easy, a little stone stepping to get to it and...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was a great short walk to a cliff dwelling. There was a Park Ranger there to answer questions but it was nice to get to it on our own.

Thank DMR-2011
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This site is on the Weatherill Mesa loop road which you take near the Far View area. There is a parking lot where all motorised vehicles must park and near here is a small cafe and a stand from where the rangers take the guided...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We loved the short hike to Step House in Wetherill Mesa. This is a free, self-guided tour. There is a hike to get to Step House, along a mostly paved path. We did not have time for the Long House tour, so we opted to...More

Thank sarloumay
Reviewed 13 August 2017

You can go down without a ticket. It is a relatively short walk compared to the ticketed tours. We were able. To walk down and see it in about 30 minutes. Be ready for the uphill hike out! Enjoy!

Thank TeacherDoris
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a free tour you can do on your own and pretty easy. Make sure to take water! There was someone down there when we arrived so we could ask questions and he pointed out different things for us to look at. If you...More

Thank Quick31
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Anyone who travels to Wetherill Mesa for the Long House tour should take the time for this as well. Free tour that does not require tickets or reservations.

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penny T
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.