Petroglyph Point Trail
This trail offers an opportunity for a close-up view of Mesa Verde National Park. Depending on the heat, it is an easy hike that accommodates most walkers eager to delve a bit deeper into this popular park. The hike is short, but offers something car-bound visitors miss: an easy trek that follows the curvy rim of a deep canyon speckled with rolling waves of juniper and piñon. It’s a self-guided interpretive trail that educates as much as it astounds. The largest set of petroglyphs in the park greets the sun-soaked hiker at the far end of the loop, along with a story of the Anasazi carved into the side of a cliff more than one thousand years ago! Be sure to bring plenty of water for this one, as the sun blasts the area. Wear sunscreen, too, lest you resemble a lobster at the end of the day.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||554 ft|
|Season||Year-round, but best from April through June, and late fall|
|Trailhead Elevation||6,900 ft|
|Top Elevation||6,930 ft|
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