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Address: Wetherill Mesa Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Step House is a cliff dwelling found in the Wetherill Mesa section of Mesa Verde National Park. My family was lucky enough to visit in early October when the road to this cliff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
GoVols79
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Step House is a cliff dwelling found in the Wetherill Mesa section of Mesa Verde National Park. My family was lucky enough to visit in early October when the road to this cliff dwelling was only open for a few more days. It is closed now and will reopen in the spring. All of the main points of interest in... More 

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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relative short loop of a trail at Mesa Verde national park. It's self-guided but there is a ranger there when we went. It's small but you can explore it. Called the Step House because there are a couple of different levels with steps. It's actually pretty small but it's still amazing how they built this kind of... More 

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Dunsmore, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went to visit this site at the end of the Wetherell loop and hiked the short distance to the house. We marvelled at how people lived here so long ago and the difficulties they must have faced just to exist and carry out basic life functions. No wonder life expectancy was so low. It is really worth the visit... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A super guided tour, you will not be disappointed. Moderate activity, pack water. Plenty of parking and bathrooms at start of trail.

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our family visit to Colorado took us on an exploration of Step House on Wetherill Mesa in the Mesa Verde National Park. We came by Jeep (autos work as well) equipped with 4 road bikes and and 2 seniors and 2 avid hikers. After an amazing bike ride loop through this section of Mesa Verde (about 7 miles) we walked... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a 1-mile round trip to some ruins. I think the other 2 ruin sites I saw on the Chapin Mesa were better, perhaps because of the guided element. There was a small guidebook and a ranger onsite, but he didn’t seem predisposed to answering questions. Plus it didn’t have anything I’d not seen already. Walls, wooden beams, kiva,... More 

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Brookings, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you love history, this is a place you need to visit. Easy to get to, that the whole family would enjoy.

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Woodlyn, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Like all of the cliff dwellings, this is amazing and must not be missed. It was mind boggling to learn how people could live in such an environment in the center of a cliff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

On our last morning in Mesa Verde National Park we decided to drive out on Wetherill Mesa and see if we were up to touring the Step House. Despite huffing and puffing a bit on the trail down to Step House we were enthralled. Ranger Luann was delightful, informative and helpful. You're able to get feel for the beauty, challenges... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the only one you can do as a self guided tour so you can take as much time as you need. We did this one as I had injured my left knee and was not sure I could keep up with a tour. As you start you come to a fork in the path. If you go to... More 

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