Petroglyph Point Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
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Petroglyph Point Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

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3 days ago

Beautiful views, fun climbs/hiking. Felt longer than 3 miles in afternoon heat. Don't forget your camera! Teen kids really enjoyed it.

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11 days ago

It's a great trail with superb views.

24 days ago

A lot of rock steps and two places where there was a rock to climb. Interesting trail.

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24 days ago

Amazing hike/boulder climbing! The views on every step and turn are breathtaking! The petroglyphs are the cherry on top of this rewarding and refreshing hike.

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful canyon side trail!

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28 days ago

Beautiful canyon side trail!

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2 months ago

very rewarding for the amount of effort.

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8 months ago

We arrived at the Park and had a couple of hours to kill before our guided tours of Cliff Palace and Balcony House, so we decided to do the Petroglyph Point Trail. This was a great introduction to the terrain and flora of the Park. There are some narrow spots, but ledges are all safe, and the climax of the hike is getting to the petroglyphs. After that there is a short, but steep ascent back up to the rim of the canyon. From there, it is an easy jaunt back to the trailhead and view of the Spruce Tree House. Be sure to pick up a trail brochure as there are interpretive signs that can be very informative.

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9 months ago

So beautiful and a pretty easy hike. Some of the most beautiful views and very humbling. The trail says moderate difficulty when you're at the park but it's easy. Just be aware it's not appropriate for all children as the trail right after the petroglyphs consists of climbing up the rocks on steps crudely built into the rocks on the side of the mountain. I'm afraid of heights and did this trail no problem but wouldn't have brought my 13 & 9 year old boys on this one. It's just too steep.

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9 months ago