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Petroglyph Point Hike

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Good Hike - gets the blood flowing

I just visited Mesa Verde on Sunday and completed this hike in a little over an hour. Very pretty... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
gold74hokie
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Greenwich, CT
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Older Hikers

Great trail. More adventuresome feeling than others in the park. We are in our 60's and did this... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
NewStart78
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Des Moines, Iowa
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A flat 3-mile hiking trail in Mesa Verde National Park.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“trail guide” (19 reviews)
“second half” (10 reviews)
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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+1 970-529-4465

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I just visited Mesa Verde on Sunday and completed this hike in a little over an hour. Very pretty trail that definitely got my heart pumping. I would agree that’s it’s moderately strenuous. Not for kids under 11/12 as the steps at the end after...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great trail. More adventuresome feeling than others in the park. We are in our 60's and did this hike on a sunny fall afternoon. Though not difficult, it takes some agility (and time) to maneuver around the canyon trail. Appreciated that the trail was so...More

Thank NewStart78
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

If you like hiking, this is a really good hike to take. Not too long and not too challenging but interesting in both the terrain you traverse and of course the drawings you are able to see. Allow a couple of hours in order to...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The hike is less than strenuous, but not too much less. On a hot day dehydration may become an issue. It is well worth the effort. We love Petroglyphs and here they are pretty easy to find. Take the trail guide with you, it will...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This was not on our list of things to do in the park, but we are certainly glad we hiked it. Be sure to take plenty of water and wear sturdy hiking boots. There are lots of rocks and roots to cross as well as...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We heard from a ranger that this was the best hike in the park and decided to close out our day of hiking with it. Bring your trail guide, as otherwise you spend a lot of time looking for petroglyphs where they aren't and wondering...More

Thank parksvisitor
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We were advised that taking the trail backward was rigorous, but not as hard as the complete circuit. The trail has sweeping views of the canyon. We even encountered wildlife, a tarantula and Collar lizard, not to mention the abundant bird population. The climb down...More

Thank Josh K
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This hike is about two hours round trip, suitable for children. Views over the canyon are amazing. Make sure to take water.

Thank Susannah W
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

First the good. The hike is beautiful, moving up and down the canyon walls through ruins and the natural beauty of the area. Near the end of the trail you come to the petroglyphs. This is the only trail in the park that has petroglyphs...More

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is the most challenging and rewarding hike in Mesa Verde (the other hikes we did are lovely and tame). It’s a “pay attention” trail -- lots of opportunities to lose your footing and go down. I know some rate the hike easy and fine...More

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mamajwm
27 February 2017|
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Response from Richmondparent | Reviewed this property |
If you are in reasonably good shape, it would be ok, but for the first half of the hike you need to be sure footed and able to navigate rocks and steps. The second half is in top of the Mesa and is easy. I would consider... More
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