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Petroglyph Point Hike

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Great Hike!!!! Do This!!!

I've hiked a lot of trails, and this one, although short, about 2ish miles, was one of my all time... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Denver, Colorado
Only one good set of petroglyphs

Don't take this hike to look at the petroglyphs, take it for the fun. Taking the trail... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colonial Heights, VA
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've hiked a lot of trails, and this one, although short, about 2ish miles, was one of my all time favorites. Take the time to do this. Make sure you are fit, have water and enjoy the adventure. It is well worth the effort.

Thank beachescape_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't take this hike to look at the petroglyphs, take it for the fun. Taking the trail counterclockwise, one descends on a paved path, then it switches to real trail. You basically hike along the face of the canyon wall, about half-way up the wall,...More

Thank truck06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love seeing petroglyphs and petrographs so when we heard the term the Petroglyph trail at Mesa Verde we were really excited however our excitement soon turned to dismay when we discovered a very difficult trail full of ups and downs and unsteady paths and...More

1  Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We really enjoyed this two mile hike. We weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into, but it turned out to be a trail with lots of fun boulders to climb on or over :) The Petroglyph about half way through the hike, where you...More

Thank Tavia W
Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you can only hike one trail while in Mesa Verde National Park then Petroglyph Point Trail is the one to pick! Three of my grandchildren (ages 16, 13,and 10) and I visited Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado in August. We are not hikers but...More

1  Thank TheDearg
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The three-mile Petroglyph Trail was a hiking-boot trail for certain. Before beginning the hike, we purchased a trail guide that was useful in identifying trees and shrubs along the way. The first half of the trail involved three narrow passages that might trap hikers of...More

1  Thank VickiAnne_11
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This hike was a bit challenging for me, but not difficult. The trail dips into the canyon, crosses to the other side, and begins to climb toward the ridge, which seems high above. After a couple of narrow spots, all of a sudden the petroglyphs...More

Thank USAwalkers
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This was a very enjoyable hike to see a big wall full of interesting petroglyphs. I chose to do a loop as opposed to out and back. For me it was not a challenging hike but I am an avid hiker. There was a lot...More

Thank Nowzar A
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This hike was a loop throughout the park. It was listed as strenuous but I found it easily doable. I was disappointed that there were only a couple petroglyphs on the hike- was a bit anticlimactic. My partner enjoyed the walk much more but I...More

Thank Stephdenae117
Reviewed 30 October 2016

this is a challenging hike for me but very enjoyable. there is a point just past the petroglyphs that requires some climbing on all fours to get up. still a great southwest hike with all the interesting and beautiful plants and trees. you do need...More

Thank Judy G
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How advisable is this for the over 70 set?
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