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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Hike the Soda Canyon Overlook Trail

1.3 Miles Total - 95 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

The Soda Canyon Overlook Trail is a relatively popular hike perfect for viewing Soda Canyon and Balcony House. This hike is perfect for families and people of all skill levels. Soda Canyon Overlook Trail is a 1.3 mile loop in Mesa Verde National Park.

The trailhead is clearly marked, and is about 1/4 miles past the Balcony House parking lot. The trail is best used from April to October, and features a river. 

Photos: Jacqueline Poggi and Ron Cogswell 

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