Petroglyph Point Trail

MODERATE 48 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

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed the hike. I like petroglyphs and was somewhat disappointed when we arrived at the location of these on the trail. I guess I just expected a bit more.
A bit of rock scrambling just past the petroglyphs to get back up to the canyon rim, but not too difficult. Seemed a bit odd, however, as steps had been cut into the rocks on the rest of the trail, just not here.
Remember to take water with you.

hiking
1 month ago

Completed counterclockwise with family, including 13 and 10 year olds. Kids really liked the hike, stopping on their own to enjoy the panoramic views. Hot and dry (mid July), bring H2O! 4 stars instead of 5 as the flat last 3/4 mile at the top was kind of boring after the previous 2 miles of hiking on the cliff side.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is a fun hike! It starts at the top of the canyon and winds its way down and around the canyon walls to the highlight of the trail - original petroglyphs carved by the Ancient Puebloan People. Along the way, you'll climb in and over boulders and see some breathtaking views. After the carvings, the trail goes up - a little easy rock climbing - to the top of the canyon. Once there, the hike is easy, but HOT as there's not much shade from the strong summer sun. Make sure to bring lots of water!

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

It's a great trail with superb views.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

Beautiful canyon side trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful canyon side trail!

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

very rewarding for the amount of effort.

4 months ago

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9 months ago

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