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Long House Loop

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Trail

4.0 mile 6.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 163' 50 m
Descent: -249' -76 m
High: 7,218' 2,200 m
Low: 7,012' 2,137 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

A paved access trail to prehistoric sites along Wetherill Mesa.

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Family Friendly This trail provides families easy access to nearby trails with stunning archaeological artifacts.

Only open May to October.

Description

The Long House Loop acts as the main path around the Wetherill Mesa, from which visitors can access site-specific trails (e.g. Step House Trail, Nordenskiold Trail, Badger House Community Trail, and Long House Trail). Visitors can expect gentle gradients along the path, as well as a smooth, paved surface.

Along the way, be sure to stop at the Kodak House and Long House Overlooks for stunning views of Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Educational signage along the way is abundant, making it especially easy to learn a bit about the ancient people who once called Mesa Verde home.

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Feb 8, 2020
Susan Schaefer
Aug 8, 2018
John Zenger
4mi
Jun 8, 2018
Steve Bair
May 4, 2018
Hailey Davis
Sep 7, 2016
JJ Juniet
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The Long House
Aug 10, 2018 near Towaoc, CO
The Long House
Aug 10, 2018 near Towaoc, CO
Step House Trailhead.
Jun 8, 2016 near Towaoc, CO
The Long House
Aug 10, 2018 near Towaoc, CO
The dead tree standing still
Oct 1, 2015 near Towaoc, CO
Start of Step House Trail
Aug 10, 2018 near Towaoc, CO

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