Regarding COVID-19: Please recreate responsibly and practice social distancing. Closures and travel restrictions are changing rapidly, always check and respect local regulations.

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Hike the Long House Trail

0.6 Miles Total - 196 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

The Long House Trail is a 0.6 mile out and back hike in Mesa Verde National Park. The trail features wildflowers and a river. This hike is a great option for families or individuals wishing for a unique immersion in a dwelling without having to pay extra fees.

This is the only dwelling in Mesa Verde that you can access without a guided tour or a ranger. 

Photos: Rene Rivers and Ken Lund

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
River
Scenic
Wildflowers

Photos

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Stay Nearby

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Far View Lodge

From $129/night

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Morefield Campground

From $33/night

Cortez, Colorado

Cortez / Mesa Verde KOA

Mancos, Colorado

Ridge Road Hideaway

From $35/night

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Badger House Community Trail

1.5 Miles Round Trip - 65 ft gain

Hike the Petroglyph Point Trail

2.7 Miles Round Trip - 698 ft gain

Summer, a season not to be missed in Aspen!

"I came for the winter, and stayed for the summer," is a phrase you'll often hear around town.  The weather is one of the highlights. During the day the temperature hovers in the 70's and 80's, and by evening the mercury will drop into the 60's. Arts & culture enthusiasts will be just as fulfilled as the adventure junkie during summer in Aspen.  The events calendar abounds with activities for everyone, from cultural events to athletic pursuits.

Experiencing all Aspen has to offer is as easy as opening the front door. Join us for a summer adventure that’s anything but ordinary.

Learn More