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Step House

Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Excellent short hike

This cliff dwelling is smaller than Long House but provides a scenic hiking trail (1 mile round... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2014
edge8400
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Valrico, Florida
Beautiful unguided dwelling

Moderate hike from the road, but this dwelling is beautiful and accessible on your own. Plan... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2014
Greg1976TN
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This cliff dwelling is smaller than Long House but provides a scenic hiking trail (1 mile round trip). There were more pictographs at this location. It is a self guided trail though there was a ranger on site (to preempt vandalism) that offered a personal...More

2  Thank edge8400
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Moderate hike from the road, but this dwelling is beautiful and accessible on your own. Plan accordingly because it has limited hours, but worth the stop!

1  Thank Greg1976TN
Reviewed 10 June 2014

After Long House, plan to visit Step House which is easily accessed and quite lovely. Not overwhelmed by the hordes who only spend a few hours visiting Chapin Mesa's Cliff Palace and Spruce House, this site is more evocative of the lives of its inhabitants.

1  Thank mjrg59
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Step House is on Wetherill Mesa, which is only open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Drive out to Wetherill and park near the kiosk. You can walk to Step House following the paved trail. Entrance is free (unlike Long House which requires a $3/pp ticket sold at...More

1  Thank Saranger
Reviewed 26 August 2013

beautiful little hike to another cliff dwelling. If you go all the way out to see Long House make sure to see Step House as well. It doesn't take long and worth the time!

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