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Wetherill Mesa

Wetherill Mesa, Mesa Verde National Park

 
The trek to Wetherill Mesa rewards intrepid families with more than just a peek at another cliff dwelling. It offers archaeological viewing in near solitude. Take the self-guided Step House Trail and follow the Ancestral Puebloans or Anasazi Indians as they make their way from pithouse to pueblo. Visit the Badger House Communities and experience 600 years of pueblo development. Hike Nordenskiold #16 Trail and enjoy exceptional views. Partake in the ranger-led tour of the Long House cliff dwelling and learn more about life below the mesa top. And as you make your way along Wetherill Mesa Road v... Read Moreiew the remains of electrical storms.
Long House, Mesa Verde

Long House, Mesa Verde

Alfredo De Simone

Wetherill Mesa, Mesa Verde

Wetherill Mesa, Mesa Verde

Alfredo De Simone

Long House, Mesa Verde

Long House, Mesa Verde

Alfredo De Simone

Long House, Mesa Verde

Alfredo De Simone

Wetherill Mesa reviews
 

Well worth the trek

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Submitted on 30 October 2007 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy

Apart from the museum, Wetherill Mesa is Mesa Verde in miniature. Pithouses, cliff dwellings and hiking trails. It is significantly less crowded than Chapin Mesa. Our ranger-guided tour of Long House had only 7 people including our party of 4. (There were 30 on our Cliff Palace tour.) The lightening scorched landscape provides fodder for conversations of a different kind. And you don\'t need to drive from site to site: park your car and explore.

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