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green Far View Sites Loop

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 69' 21 m
Descent: -74' -23 m
High: 7,740' 2,359 m
Low: 7,665' 2,336 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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A short trail connecting several excavated and stabilized historical sites.

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Family Friendly A short, easy loop with amazing history.

Description

This short loop located off of Mesa Top Ruins Rd. gives visitors a glimpse into the life of the Ancestral Pueblo people who lived in this area for about 200 years prior to even beginning construction on the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings. A densely populated area from from A.D. 900 to about A.D. 1300, nearly 50 villages have been uncovered in the area, which were home to hundreds of people. Today, visitors can take their time exploring sites like the Far View House, Pipe Shrine House, Coyote Village, Far View Reservoir, Megalithic House, and Far View Tower along this trail.

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Jul 4, 2019
Keith Hileman
3h 30m
Jun 25, 2019
Juan Ruiz
Bill the volunteer ranger was so nice 1mi
Jun 9, 2019
aikibujin
Hiked a very short portion of it with family.
Aug 1, 2018
Omar Albayati
Jul 13, 2018
Chris Schneider
Easy and interesting history. Found pottery pieces.
May 29, 2018
Thomas Barrett
0.6mi
Apr 27, 2018
Hailey Davis
There is a small connector trail to a preserved Pueblo called megalithic house not marked on the hiking project

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