Soda Canyon Overlook Trail

EASY 19 reviews
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Soda Canyon Overlook Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

Directions from Park Headquarters: Clearly marked trailhead about 1/4 miles past the Balcony House parking lot.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

great views of Balcony House! not too much of a hike though, can for sure do this with kids

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3 months ago

Nice easy hike with views of the canyon and Balcony House. As always, it gets hot, so bring water.

4 months ago

4 months ago

nice, easy loop with several canyon overlooks. my wife was in the Balcony cliff dwelling tour, so i was able to see her from one of this hike's overlooks. i was a little under the weather for a long hike, and this one was good for me.

6 months ago

A great first hike to view Soda Canyon after taking the Balcony House one-hour tour. View is spectacular and an easy short walk for any age.

walking
8 months ago

Really good views of Balcony House. Easy trail but not paved.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy trail with some very nice views.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Nice easy trail, well marked, beautiful views. I broke in my new hiking boots on this trail!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Easy trail that offers great views of Soda Canyon, and of Balcony House

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Sunday, October 05, 2014

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

This is a very easy trail in to an overlook where you can see the length of Soda Canyon. The best part was viewing Balcony House. We had toured Balcony House the day before and it was great to get pictures looking into the house. Also able to get pictures of the ladders to climb into and out of the Balcony House.

hiking
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Great view of Balcony house on an easy trail