Petroglyph Point Trail Mesa Verde National Park

Mancos, Colorado

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The Petroglyph Point Trail in Mesa Verde National Park gives hikers a little bit of everything that the park has to offer. Hikers choosing this adventure will see some of the classic cliff dwellings that the park is known for, a beautiful petroglyph panel, and stunning views of the canyons and mesas in the park. Mesa Verde National Park is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archaeological sites, 600 of which are cliff dwellings. The cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde are some of the most notable and best-preserved on the entire North American continent.
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by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)

The Petroglyph Point Trail in Mesa Verde National Park gives hikers a little bit of everything that the park has to offer. Hikers choosing this adventure will see some of the classic cliff dwellings that the park is known for, a beautiful petroglyph panel, and stunning views of the canyons and mesas in the park.

Mesa Verde National Park is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archaeological sites, 600 of which are cliff dwellings. The cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde are some of the most notable and best-preserved on the entire North American continent.

© 2015 JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mancos
Distance: 2.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Mesa Verde National Park, PO Box 8, Mesa Verde, CO 81330; (970) 5294465; www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm
Local Maps: USGS: Moccasin Mesa, CO; trail map available at the visitor center
Driving Directions: Directions to Petroglyph Point Trail: Mesa Verde National Park

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