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Step House

Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Great self guided tour

This is one of the pueblo ruins that you can visit on your own, without a guided tour. There is... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
CCRussell
,
Davis, CA
Mesa verde

This was the only ruins we could access without signing up for a tour, which were all sold out... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
BWGLSP
,
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is one of the pueblo ruins that you can visit on your own, without a guided tour. There is always a park ranger there to answer questions, which is nice. You can't get in until 9:00 am in the morning, which is later than...More

1  Thank CCRussell
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was the only ruins we could access without signing up for a tour, which were all sold out. Long twisting drive, but worth the trip. Lead my 9yr old granddaughter with me so wanted her to see as much as possible. About a mile...More

Thank BWGLSP
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This was one of the highlights of hiking! This is a self guided trail to the site. You will see alcove, pit houses, cliff dwelling under the mesa. There is a ranger that can answer any questions you have. You can walk around and feel...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a smaller site on Wetherill Mesa. It is less than a mile but all downhill then uphill hike. Very intriguing, self guiding but with a knowledgeable ranger on site.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A fairly strenuous hike (or maybe that's because we'd just been to Long House...) was a really great site because they had both the pit house and cliff dwelling side by side so that we could see the progression of design.

Thank revjcs
Reviewed 10 July 2016

First be aware that this place closes at 4 and it takes over an hour to drive back to this attraction. We missed it the first day because we were not aware of this. When you see the cliff dwellings you wonder how they could...More

1  Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Definitely worth the trek down to the site for a self-guided tour. Park ranger is on site to answer questions. This site is unique in that it has co-existing pit house from an earlier era as well as the cliff dwelling

1  Thank miht611
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The drive to Wetherhill Mesa part is not so difficult and also very nice. Leave the car in the parking lot and take the trail unescorted. Once you see two gates pick the appropriate one: left is longer but milder while right is shorter but...More

1  Thank Aburel
Reviewed 19 June 2016

My husband & I had already done 3 ranger led tours of the ruins but decided we should do this self- guided one also. The climb is somewhat steep (plus it was quite hot). The Step House is very nice- we probably weren't as impressed...More

2  Thank MstqMI
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a self guided 0.75 mile hike down to Step House and an easy walk on a paved trail. There is a park ranger there during the open hours and you are free to look around yourself, ask him questions or both. He pointed...More

1  Thank maldenmusic
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