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Petroglyph Point Hike

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

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Great hike

This hike is awesome but it's not a flat, wide trail. Expect a narrow track that will have you climbing over rocks. We went in August and didn't see another person on the hike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike is awesome but it's not a flat, wide trail. Expect a narrow track that will have you climbing over rocks. We went in August and didn't see another person on the hike. The petroglyph panel at the end is impressive. The highlight of the trip for us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Petroglyphs very old and faded. Difficult to see. Needed binoculars to see details, not allowed to get too close.

Thank Michael N
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This trail was 2.4 miles Round trip, however, the first 1.4 miles was very difficult as you had to climb over rocks and squeeze between rocks at a high altitude. I guess since we had seen larger Petroglyphs in Utah, we were disappointed. After viewing the petroglyphs, hikers had to climb up part of a rock and then were welcomed... More 

Thank Sandra P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were ale to start our hike early in the morning after viewing Spruce Tree House. It was a nice hike and loved the petroglyphs. It was very peaceful and the only person we encountered on the trail was a Ranger heading in the opposite direction.

Thank trevelord
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a challenging but doable hike, close to 3 miles roundtrip. The views are spectacular, the birds, trees and wildflowers varied, and it is all free!!!

Thank Millicent A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Good place to walk to kind scared of heights but we made it a few tight spots but you can make to the end. Hot weather needs lots of water for this journey through the park

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This was a fun, educational hike that I went on with 3 forty-somethings, a seven year old, and a nine year old. There weren't a lot of petroglyphs. They're basically all just on the side of one rock, but the views were outstanding and the hike was strenuous in a good way. Not being used to the elevation, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The first half of the trail is strenuous, has great views. Take water, good shoes and a hiking stick if you have one. The second half is easy and glad to get back to the start. A nice loop trail. The petroglyphs were interesting.

Thank bchrefuge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Petroglyph Point Hike is not for the faint hearted. This arduous hike is up and down along the rocky edge of the canyon rim. Walking is difficult most of the time and there are many sets of steps that are very steep as the trail winds around the canyon. Although the brochure says it is 2.4 miles, my pedometer... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a somewhat serious hike that will take you at least a couple of hours. The petroglyphs are interesting, but they are pretty much all in one spot... and it's a long way to get there. The trail starts behind Spruce Tree house. It has several short but steep climbs and 3-4 places where you have to scramble over... More 

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