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Badger House Community Trail

EASY 15 reviews
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Badger House Community Trail is a 2.3 mile loop trail located near Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 137 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly




historic site

no dogs

Mesa Verde National Park PO Box 8 Mesa Verde, CO 81330-0008 By Phone: Headquarters - 970-529-4465 Visitor Information - 970-529-4465 By Fax: 970-529-4637

5 months ago

Not nearly as impressive as the other ruins, but a nice trek if you have time.

Sun Jun 24 2018

Do the whole loop around the badger sites for some great views of cliff dwellings. This area is not monitored much and is burned up pretty bad but if you’re into ancient ruins take the walk.

Thu May 24 2018

Great historic hike, lots of cool facts about the ruins along the way.

Wed Apr 25 2018

Pleasant walk. A lot quieter on this side of the park.

Mon Oct 23 2017

Watched a coyote stalk prey. Quite, old school

Thu Jul 20 2017

Started at info. kiosk and hiked the trail to all of the Badger Community exhibits. Nice idea to place metal buildings over the excavated areas for protection. On the way back to the kiosk, turned left onto the Nordenskiold Site #16 Trail. This was well worth hiking over to see the viewpoint of the ruins across the canyon. The whole area is flat with no shade, so dress appropriately and take fluids with you.

Sun Oct 05 2014


Sun May 25 2003

Different than other trails and ruins because it's on top of the mesa

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Sat Sep 08 2018

Thu Jan 11 2018

Sat Sep 09 2017

Sat Apr 09 2016

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