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Petroglyph Point Hike

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

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Nice Hike

If you visit a Spruce tree house and if you are in a good condition it really worth to hike this short trail.On the begining of trail you can take a brochure about interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you visit a Spruce tree house and if you are in a good condition it really worth to hike this short trail.On the begining of trail you can take a brochure about interesting places , trees or flowers and other objects.The brochure is for some small money.Hiking to a petroglyphs is from time to time strenuous but the way... More 

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Severn, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had the impression that I would be hiking to a great wall of petroglyphs only to find a rather smallish offering. Granted I was disappointed at this fact but we had so-o much fun on the hike, the hike lessened my disappointment. The petroglyphs were cool … in my mind I thought there would be more. The hike took... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The trail is high up on a canyon wall, is narrow, but not dangerous, with wonderful views. The trail is a loop of about three miles; three and a half if you start at the trail head just below Spruce House, which in itself is worth seeing, and is the only cliff dwelling in the park that you can visit... More 

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Abilene, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very good hike in a National Park with limited hiking possibilities. We were caught in a thunderstorm in the middle of the hike, but hey, we're in Mesa Verde and quickly found a large overhanging cliff where we could take shelter. Great views of canyons, cool tight spaces to walk through. First half of hike goes hikes under the mesa... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I loved everything about this hike. So many amazing things to see and plenty of places to rest if you need to take a break along the way. The petroglyphs are small but spectacular. We noticed that many of the hikers would turn around and go back the way they came once they saw the petroglyphs. I recommend you keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This hike seemed innocent enough. We were there for this amazing historic site. Decided it was a must do, and we were so glad we did. It is challenging. Not really as much of a hike as it is more like a climbing hike. Narrow squeezes through rock passages makes it really awesome. We never knew what challenge awaited in... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We picked up a stray 13 year old and he was having the time of his life. He hopped boulders, climbed ledges, and loved the narrow passageways. We marveled at the views and at the end the petroglyphs. The guide is well written but most of the stops are about the plants. If you stop at each station the hike... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

didnt get to see this but wish I had!! Sounds terrific! Ancient writings on walls telling about themselves sounds cool.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is advertised as a two-hour, moderate hike. It was more challenging than moderate for us. The path is along a canyon ledge and is littered with rocks and roots and gaps between boulders that make it much more than just a walk. The change in altitude from beginning to end is said to be relatively small, but you will... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is an awesome trail for anyone who wants a little bit of a challenge and has some time to enjoy it. Hike in the morning to avoid the sun and heat, be sure and sign your name in the register at the start of the trail - rangers when you do this - it is for your safety and... More 

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