Take the Mini-Tram tour through 4 miles of historic sites at Mesa Verde        

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Mesa Verde National Park

The route to Wetherill Mesa offers some of the best sightseeing and camera viewpoints in the park.

Visitors to Wetherill Mesa have the opportunity to explore cliff dwellings and mesa top sites. A mini-tram takes visitors on a four mile loop of the area with frequent stops made for walking to sites or overlooks.

Wetherill Mesa's Long House, the second largest cliff dwelling in the Park, is entered only through a ranger-guided tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Far View Visitor Center. Step House may be explored on your own while waiting for the mini-tram to take you to Long House, the Badger House Community, and several overlooks. Both Long House and Step House hikes are about a half mile in length, and require climbing stairs and/or ladders. Be sure to allow a full day to visit Wetherill Mesa. Wetherill is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day only.

Wetherill Mesa
Wetherill Mesa is home to Step House and Long House, the second largest cliff dwelling in the park, with a four-mile mini-tram loop tour that also includes mesa-top sites and overlooks.
Wetherill Mesa is home to Step House and Long House, the second largest cliff dwelling in the park, with a four-mile mini-tram loop tour that also includes mesa-top sites and overlooks
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