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Great Hike!

This is a shorter loop hike that we did on a lark and really enjoyed. Parking is limited at the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
NewStart78
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Des Moines, Iowa
Take An Educational Short Stroll

Wonderful walk through time showing how The Ancients used terracing of gardens & one gets to view... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
lyn729
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Telluride, Colorado
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A fairly challenging hiking trail that winds a half-mile through Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a shorter loop hike that we did on a lark and really enjoyed. Parking is limited at the trailhead. The trail itself is pretty well marked, and older hikers will be happy to have a staff or hiking pole to aid in maneuvering....More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Wonderful walk through time showing how The Ancients used terracing of gardens & one gets to view the flora up close & often see wildlife of lizards or little mammals!

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a short trail, roughtly 3/4 mile in length, that has one stop along it showing terraces built by the ancestral puebloan people who occupied the park to catch rain water run off. Interesting, yes. Worth seeing, yes. If you're limited on time, are...More

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Once you've visited all the obvious attractions, give this a try. It's only a short distance from Far View Lodge, tho you may need to ask for directions at the Lodge reception as this is not well signposted. However when you do get there, the...More

Thank martstone
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is a review specific to half mile hike of the farming terraces. The loop has about a 145 ft elevation change which makes it a bit strenuous for the casual walker. The payoff is not that great. The area is bland and you cannot...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

See and imagine how hard it was to live here and think about what it took for you to get here and think they did this on foot in all kinds of weather not in an air conditioned car. Most of us would be mountain...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

My husband and I hiked this trail at the end of the day and had it all to ourselves. It is interesting to see all the little rock check dams in the canyon and learn about how they were used for farming. But we enjoyed...More

Thank TallyLassy850
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

I recommend taking this trail if you are really into the Ancestral Puebloan culture or if you just want to get out for a short hike.You must take the spur road to Cedar Tree Tower. This is an interesting ruin site in itself. Look for...More

Thank Larry T
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

This was one of our last stops on after the Spruce Tree House and the Mesa Loop. On the road back north one finds the trailhead of this 0.5 mile loop near the Cedar Tree Tower. The hiking trail is not well marked and in...More

Thank Richard289
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

A very good guidebook to these communities is found at the Visitors Center. It is such a great hike in the woods passing by Pipe Shrine House, Far View House, Far View Tower, Megalithic House, Coyote Village and Mummy Lake. The trail is enjoyable through...More

Thank SantaFeDiva
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