Petroglyph Point Trail
This hike takes you below the rim of Spruce Canyon along a self-guided trail, up and down various steps, between huge rocks through skinny cracks to a wonderful petroglyph panel. Petroglyph Point, unfortunately misnamed Pictograph Point on topo maps, is the largest and best-known group of petroglyphs in Mesa Verde National Park. The hike gives you a glimpse of what it was like to live in this area, including climbing up a little cliff using big toeholds and handholds, much larger than the Ancestral Puebloans used. You must register at the trailhead (about 0.1 miles down the Spruce Tree Trail) before hiking this trail. No water is available along the trail.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||330 ft|
|Duration||1.5 - 3 hours|
|Season||Best from March through November|
|Trailhead Elevation||6,930 ft|
|Top Elevation||6,930 ft|
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