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Step House

Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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About a mile hike to this one

Easy trail to the Step House. There is a ranger at the house that can give you information on the... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Unexpected Gem

Most visitors skip this - Step House is one of the smaller cliff dwellings, but no guided/ticketed... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Jocelyn B
Grafton, Wisconsin
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Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Easy trail to the Step House. There is a ranger at the house that can give you information on the house. You're allowed to climb into and walk around the house

Thank marsilva
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Most visitors skip this - Step House is one of the smaller cliff dwellings, but no guided/ticketed tour is required. Relatively easy to get to - just be cautious on the trail (steep in parts) - and there are some stairs. A ranger is there...More

Thank Jocelyn B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is a bit of a walk to get down to, but don't be afraid to go down. If you would rather walk up or down stairs, the trail to the right has stairs, while the path on the left does not. There are spots...More

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

First of all, of all the cliff dwellings, this is the only one where you don't have to get a guided tour. We weren't aware before showing up at the park so we began our visit a little disappointed. This was alleviated when we realized...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Our son is 9 and we are all out shape. It is about a mile hike down to the site, and back up again. However, it is WORTH IT! Make sure to bring water with you for the hike, and take breaks when needed. I...More

Thank Miss_Shiloh
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were at mesa verde in May 2017. this was a walk down a steep slope to the step house. there is a ranger there to answer questions. hard to believe people had enough to eat and stay warm in this inhospitable environment. Steep hill...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Step House is on the Wetherill Mesa of the park. The great thing about the Step House is that it is open for self-guided tours. The hike to the Step House is easy and offers beautiful views. The Step House is open only during the...More

2  Thank Ena G
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Step House is a cliff dwelling found in the Wetherill Mesa section of Mesa Verde National Park. My family was lucky enough to visit in early October when the road to this cliff dwelling was only open for a few more days. It is closed...More

2  Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a relative short loop of a trail at Mesa Verde national park. It's self-guided but there is a ranger there when we went. It's small but you can explore it. Called the Step House because there are a couple of different levels with...More

Thank viperflt
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went to visit this site at the end of the Wetherell loop and hiked the short distance to the house. We marvelled at how people lived here so long ago and the difficulties they must have faced just to exist and carry out basic...More

Thank BindiB
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