Mesa Top Loop Road

EASY 7 reviews
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Mesa Top Loop Road is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and scenic driving and is best used from February until November.

4.6 miles
337 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

scenic driving



wild flowers


no dogs

6-mile driving tour with stops at cliff dwelling overlooks and surface dwellings

scenic driving
5 months ago

There were plenty of stops on the road to see cliff dwellings, pit houses, and stunning canyon views, plus we saw a snake in the road that was around 5 FEET LONG!

scenic driving
7 months ago

Lots of little stops along the road to see view points and some of the mesa top dwellings.

scenic driving
Sunday, October 29, 2017

A short loop at the end of the Chapin Mesa road with great views of Navajo Canyon and Cliff Canyon. Cliff Palace is visible in the distance from Sun Point View, as well nearby the Sun Temple ruins. There are several other places you can stop to see pit house and village ruins.

scenic driving
Monday, August 31, 2015

Easy to get to area with many ruins

scenic driving
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fun scenic drive with stops at cliff dwelling overlooks, and surface dwellings

scenic driving
11 months ago

Tuesday, November 08, 2016