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Petroglyph Point Hike

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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Activities: Hiking
Description: A flat 3-mile hiking trail in Mesa Verde National Park.

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Take a lot of water, but this is worth the hike. Our 8 and 12 year old kids loved this hike. We saw a ton of lizards along the way too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Take a lot of water, but this is worth the hike. Our 8 and 12 year old kids loved this hike. We saw a ton of lizards along the way too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a great hike. It can be hard work in places especially when it's warm and sunny so take plenty of water. We were enjoying the views so much we almost missed the Petoglyphs as they are above your head as you are scrabbling over rocks. So remember to look out for them.

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Incredible hike! First half was in the shade in the morning and it took us 3 hours with many picture stops! About 3 miles round trip and hiking sticks really help..you hike down the Mesa with many steep steps, some scampering over slip rocks, through some tight rock walls and after seeing the great petroglyph wall, you do need to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It can be muddy, there are some steep stairs, but it's a pleasant hike with some small scambles. You get a great view of the museum and lodge from across the valley. Lots of deer roaming around, as well'

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you're in ok shape, make the walk to the petroglyphs. Not for the petroglyphs (they look like a teenager from the time period made them) but the trail is super cool with rock staircases & you even walk through the crack in a rock. I love to hike & this is probably the coolest trail I have ever done.... More 

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Magalia, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The petroglyphs themselves are much smaller than I imagined, but the location is unbelievable. Hundreds of years ago, people traveled the trail along the cliffs of Mesa Verde and left their images on the rock face overlooking the canyons. My wife and I were there in April and the weather was perfect for the long hike: not too hot, not... More 

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Yamhill, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This hike follows an ancient trail. It is a bit strenuous, with significant climbing over rocks and through narrow gaps in the rocks. There wasn't much elevation change. Views were great. The petroglyphs at the end were pretty limited. At the petroglyphs the trail climbs to the Mesa top, and it is a pretty easy hike back.

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Colville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Most Mesa Verde hikes were being used by many people, but during this hike, we ran into only a handful of other hikers. The petroglyphs were fun to see and the hike was well groomed.

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SLC, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited Mesa Verde in April during the slow season and Spruce Tree House is the only dwelling open to tour. So this hike was a nice little "extra" for us. The hike starts on the same path as Spruce Tree house and is a 2.5 mile long loop. The trailhead is down the path toward the dwelling. But we... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We're a pair of 60-ish year olds and I'd rate this 4.5 km/ 3 mile hike as moderate. For the first half of the hike the trail is within the canyon, usually quite near the rim of the canyon. There's some climbing up and down stone "stairs" and a couple of minor squeezes, but for the most part it's "high... More 

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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mesa Verde National Park

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