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Step House is on the Wetherill Mesa of the park. The great thing about the Step House is that it is... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Ena G
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Vancouver, Canada
Free Self Guided Tour

Step House is a cliff dwelling found in the Wetherill Mesa section of Mesa Verde National Park. My... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
GoVols79
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
via mobile
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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

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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

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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
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A super guided tour, you will not be disappointed. Moderate activity, pack water. Plenty of parking and bathrooms at start of trail.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our family visit to Colorado took us on an exploration of Step House on Wetherill Mesa in the Mesa Verde National Park. We came by Jeep (autos work as well) equipped with 4 road bikes and and 2 seniors and 2 avid hikers. After an...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a 1-mile round trip to some ruins. I think the other 2 ruin sites I saw on the Chapin Mesa were better, perhaps because of the guided element. There was a small guidebook and a ranger onsite, but he didn’t seem predisposed to...More

Thank psychokilla
Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you love history, this is a place you need to visit. Easy to get to, that the whole family would enjoy.

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Like all of the cliff dwellings, this is amazing and must not be missed. It was mind boggling to learn how people could live in such an environment in the center of a cliff

Thank Art Y
Reviewed 19 September 2016

On our last morning in Mesa Verde National Park we decided to drive out on Wetherill Mesa and see if we were up to touring the Step House. Despite huffing and puffing a bit on the trail down to Step House we were enthralled. Ranger...More

Thank LS M
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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.
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