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Petroglyph Point Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Length, Round Trip: 2.8 Miles (4.67 Kilometers)


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General Description

Petroglyph Point
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Petroglyph Point
Petroglyph Point Trail leads to a small cliff ruin and a rock face carved with petroglyphs. A guide booklet is available at the museum.

Directions from Headquarters: Loop Trail departs from the South side of the Museum

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Mid-April through Late October .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Time of Day: morning
Length of Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Hard
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Starts out fairly easy but quickly becomes more challenging. Trail runs on a ledge on the side of a cliff (hence the visit to a cliff dwelling along the way). Return to mesa top is via very steep exposed rock steps. Absolutely not for anyone with fear of heights.
Water Availability: Very warm and dry climate -- need lots of water.
Suggested Accessories: Hiking stick was very helpful.

Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Temperature around 80-85 degrees, so it was very comfortable hiking. See these petroglyphs before the sandstone wears away!



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Petroglyph Point Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Historic Sites
Yes



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Visitor Information:

Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information, P.O. Box HH , Cortez, CO, 81321, Phone: 800-253-1616, Fax: 970-565-1155, lynnd@mesaverdecountry.com

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