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It's a hike but worth it.

This house is a good little hike to get to but it's well worth it. The Ranger that was there was... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2015
Allison B
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Alabama
Bring binoculars!!!!!

Awesome, don't miss this if you have time. Off the main road must go to Wetherill Mesa.on the west... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
59galtraveler
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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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All reviews pit house wetherill mesa self guided tour parking lot answer questions long house left path uphill hike park ranger the cliff free tour nice walk dont miss easy trail parking area the loop take your time
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

This house is a good little hike to get to but it's well worth it. The Ranger that was there was very knowledgable and able to answer all of our questions. You get to walk right through the ruins and if you have the information...More

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Awesome, don't miss this if you have time. Off the main road must go to Wetherill Mesa.on the west side of the park. Deep canyons and a 12 mi,e drive but step house is great and no ticket tour needed. Pit house A.D. 620 along...More

Thank 59galtraveler
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Side trip we didn't make but would have loved to take. The views are great and need lots of time to enjoy.

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise at the end of the day. We arrived 5 minutes before they closed the trail, so be cautious of time if you plan to come here. We enjoyed the site as it was in the shade in the afternoon. The...More

Thank lodeiapple
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was the first dwelling we visited at Mesa Verde and the only one we saw on Wetherill Mesa. Hike down wasn't too long or steep; there was a ranger available to answer questions. The site was small but we loved being able to be...More

Thank newarkdelawaregin
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We have been to Mesa Verde many times and have somehow overlooked Step House - so sorry we have, as it is definitely one of the most interesting of all the ruins! A nice trek to get there, you don't need a ticket and what...More

1  Thank christine102262
Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is an unguided site, though rangers are present. It is located on the less visited Weatherill Mesa, so there are not nearly the crowds as you will find at other sites. The site includes pit houses as well as cliff dwellings. It's easy enough...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Touring Step House doesn't require a ticket, but if doing this following the Long House tour, it moves the days hiking from moderate to strenuous. On this fire-burned, treeless area of the mesa, the descent into the canyon to Step House and climb back out...More

Thank Gust02
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We visited Step House before taking the Long House tour. Can see pit houses and stone masonry at the same site. Not crowded. Walk of about 1/2 mi. with 50 ft. elevation change. Worth the effort.

1  Thank Ray S
Reviewed 7 June 2015

this was a really cool dwelling its just a short walk and one of the better views in the park, dont miss this.

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pennyT579
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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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