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Very nice hike through the canyon

Everyone seems to take the petroglyphs trail, but we don't like crowds so we took the trail less... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Northville, Michigan
via mobile

FOR THE RECORD: a number of the reviewers here are not reviewing the actual Spruce Canyon Trail... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Marvin W
Beaver, Utah
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A flat three-mile hiking trail in Mesa Verde National Park.
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“loose rocks” (2 reviews)
“nice walk” (2 reviews)
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Everyone seems to take the petroglyphs trail, but we don't like crowds so we took the trail less traveled. After a long and pretty steep descent along a number of switchbacks, the trail levels out along the canyon floor. Then you start the slow climb...More

Thank BHartMich
Reviewed 7 August 2017

FOR THE RECORD: a number of the reviewers here are not reviewing the actual Spruce Canyon Trail. Many of them are reviewing a very short paved trail that goes from the museum down to "Spruce Tree House". The overview heading of "THREE MILE FLAT TRAIL"...More

Thank Marvin W
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Two hour walk through and up canyon. Several small dwelling sites in canyon and lots of good views and wildlife along trail al the way back to trailhead.

Thank JWaters68
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The Spruce Canyon trail was closed due to rock falls, however the overlook is easily accessible from the parking lot. It is close to restrooms, the cafe and a museum which is worth visiting as well.

Thank laurasS1820ZS
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Take plenty of water and check the weather. The walking underfoot is quite good, but the elevation is 700 foot down, and then back up! There is a sign in spot at the beginning of the walk, and the way is clearly marked, but I...More

Thank LennieCoventry
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Spruce Canyon trail is not just the short walk to Spruce Tree House, assuming Spruce Tree House is open, which is was not in April, 2016. The actual trail is a fairly demanding 2.4 mile hike down into the canyon and back up, on...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Hiked this trail with my three teenage daughters! It is way down into a canyon with bueatuifull old growth trees and a trail built by the CCC in the 1930s. This is definitely a highlight of our spring break vacation. Have good hiking shoes and...More

Thank quixotedog
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is the second time I've hiked this trail, I can't put my finger on it but there is just something about this canyon that calls to me. I love this place!

Thank John H
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

This was the best well preserve ruins I have seen in the U.S.. The trail is easy to walk to the site and the site is set up so you can see most of the ruin up close. There are rangers on site to answer...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

The Spruce Canyon Trail was about the only thing open on our trip to Mesa Verde. Still, it did not disappoint. The site is well maintained and the path was well cared for. I had a knee replacement 3 months ago and this trail was...More

1  Thank KelleyDD14
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