The Badger House Community Trail is a unique hike in Mesa Verde National Park as it goes along the top of a mesa, instead of heading down into a canyon. This trail explores the historic badger house and is good for all skill levels.

The Badger House Community Trail is a 1.5 mile loop with minimal elevation gain. This trail is perfect for all skill levels and for families. The trail offers amazing scenic views. 

Photos: Caitlyn Willows 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sun protection 
  • Camera
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RT Distance 1.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 65 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic

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