Hike the Petroglyph Point Trail

Petroglyph Point Trailhead

The Petrogylph Point Trail is a 2.7 mile loop in Mesa Verde National Park. The trail is one of the most popular in Mesa Verde, featuring beautiful wild flowers, scenic views of the canyons, and ancient petroglyphs carved into the rocks.

Pick up a trail brochure for information on the interpretive signs. There are some steep and narrow portions of the trail, so make sure everyone in your party is of able physical capability. 

Photos: Fine Plan and Four Corners School of the Outdoors 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Snack
  • Camera
  • Hiking boots or sturdy trail runners 
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RT Distance 2.7 Miles
Elevation Gain 698 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby


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It was a beautiful hike in the springtime with wildflowers and ruins. All sorts of beautiful plants. Petroglyphs are near the end.

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