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Accessed from the museum

This was a great hike along the side of the Canyon towards the end point of the Petroglyphs. After... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CardiffMaddie
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Self guided hike

We got the book that described all the things on the hike. We went in October, so many of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bairslair
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Coldwater, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great hike along the side of the Canyon towards the end point of the Petroglyphs. After reaching them you can either scramble up the hillside and do a forest walk back to the museum or for a shorter walk you can retrace your steps back to the museum. The weather was closing in for us, so we chose the shorter return. Luckily, we spotted things on the way back that we'd missed on the way. Around Marker 11, so and look up. You'll find some ruins high up on the cliff face. Probably took us about an hour and three quarters. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the book that described all the things on the hike. We went in October, so many of the plants, that were pointed out in the book, were past their prime and were hard to identify. There were 34 areas pointed out in the book and you didn't hit the petroglyphs until #24. It was a great hike, though, into the canyon. It was about a 3 mile long loop. I would do it again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this Trail. Only takes about 90 minutes at a leisurely pace. Several areas with rock steps or squeezing between a couple rocks but nothing too crazy. This trail would be really fun for younger children (8-14). Views are great, Petroglyphs are cool but the trail itself I thought was the best part. You will feel the elevation and thinner air a bit when you climb back out of canyon but it’s worth it. Just take some water and wear sturdy shoes and you will enjoy.

Thank Johnplatinum
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on this hike in the morning to stay in the shade as it was hot. Great trail around the side of the canyon and then return along the top - don't do it the other way as it is much more tiring. Great views and vistas - a very nice hike

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not overly stressful, but it did include some narrow spots. The journey to the petroglyphs was the fun part; the petroglyphs themselves are on the small side.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip took us to 5 National Parks and the Petroglyph Point Hike was one of our favorite hikes. It is a moderate to difficult hike but so rewarding. You can view the Petroglyphs up close and view some stunning scenery that this beautiful park offers.

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This hike took us about 2 to 3 hours. It starts at Spruce Tree House, and makes a loop. We evidently went "the wrong way", and did it clockwise, while it's supposed to be done counterclockwise, but no one really seemed to mind. Some tough spots, but not too tough at all. The NPS folks did an INCREDIBLE job of creating "steps", carved right out of the existing rocks in most instances. Very very very cool. You're in the shade some and in the sun - be sure to take water! Enjoy the beauty and history, and get in some good exercise! We saw older folks (70s? maybe early 80s?) and kids (youngest was probably 5 or so, I would NOT take a child younger than 4!).

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you're looking at the Spruce House, which is currently not accessible by the public due to rock slides, taking the Petroglyph Point hike is a great way to do down into the canyon in front of you. There's a short ascent on this hike, but it's easy and when you finally get to the petroglyphs, it's all worth it. They're just a few feet above your eyes, so they're easy to make out. Oh, and they're 1000 years old. Amazing.

Thank bc_sanjose
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

This hike is moderate-to-difficult, with just a few tough spots that place it in the difficult category. It'll take about two hours and you'll see canyons, mesas, and of course the petroglyphs. Take your time and bring plenty (Plenty!) of water and even a snack. h

Thank DavidLou
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

This was our favorite hike in the park,it is a bit challenging and you are going to do some climbing but i really needed to see some Petroglyph's .The first half is fun with narrow spots and some rocks you need to climb but last half is like a long pretty flat walk in the sun.But it was a lot of fun,do take water because its around two hours to complete.

Thank Tim W
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