Monday, March 5, 2018

Winter Ecology Series at Mesa Verde: Free Guided Hike Along the Petroglyph Point Trail

Observe winter birds and encounter Ancestral Pueblo sites during a hike along the Petroglyph Point Trail, Friday, March 9 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Learn about the birds that call Mesa Verde their winter home, while hiking through the pinon-juniper woodlands of Mesa Verde, past archeological sites built hundreds of years ago. The guided hike is free, but there is a limit of 20 people so advance sign-up is required. Children should be at least 7 years old to join the hike. Dress warmly, bring water, and be prepared to hike 2.5 miles in winter conditions. Bring a bird field guide and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, about a 45-minute drive from the park entrance.

To sign up for the hike, for weather conditions, and for more information on the hike, please call the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum at 970-529-4631. The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum is located 20 miles from the park entrance, and is approximately a 45-minute drive. The park entrance fee is $15. More information of other upcoming hikes, visit


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