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Step House

Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Great Hike

We were heading out and decided to go out on Wetherill Mesa Road for a quick look see before we... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Northridge, CA
Great hike

The hike is amazing to get to the step house. There is an incredible view of the canyon. The step... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We were heading out and decided to go out on Wetherill Mesa Road for a quick look see before we left the park. We saw this pull out and headed out to see the Step House. This was a great hike to a fantastic ruin....More

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The hike is amazing to get to the step house. There is an incredible view of the canyon. The step house is interesting and is an example of early structures of the Ancient Pueblo people. See it on a sunny day to get all of...More

Thank alexf1347
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This, the Long House and the Badger Community are all on a separate mesa from the main attractions. As a result there were fewer people to contend with. The hike is maybe a mile plus, but it is an easy grade to and from the...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 24 October 2017

So happy I walked this trail.One short ladder to the dwelling was easy for me to climb. There was a ranger at the site who was very friendly and informative.

Thank SalemShellic
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This site on the Wetherill Mesa is a one mile loop. No ticket or guide required which is nice. It took us 40-45 minutes to do the loop and enjoy the pit houses and cliff dwellings. It could be done faster if you don’t visit...More

1  Thank IowaTravelFan
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is the only cliff house in the park you can visit without a tour ticket, so you can wander around it on your own and at your leisure. But what makes it really unique is that it is also the only cliff house where...More

Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed 8 October 2017

While waiting for the Long House tour we hiked down to the Step House. No ticket or guide is required, although there was a ranger on duty at the Step House, which I assume is the norm. This is an easy and very worthwhile hike,...More

Thank parksvisitor
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is the only house that you can enter without being on a ranger led tour and the only one that people can do who are not in really good physical condition. It was a reasonable 1 mile loop hike to access this house and...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Most of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde require a ticket, generally costing $5 per person. This one doesn't. It doesn't have ranger guided tours per se, instead it has rangers posted down in the dwelling to answer questions and make sure the visitors don't...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The history is fascinating and how they abandoned the houses when resources were gone. The today nations state that their ancestors are still there in spirit

Thank Margaret B
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