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Step House Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

A short, paved trail providing visitors with access to Step House


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

88%

Runnable

7,225' 2,202 m

High

7,097' 2,163 m

Low

134' 41 m

Up

153' 47 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Birding · Historical Significance · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Travel along the Step House Trail to access one of the many Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings on Wetherill Mesa.

Step House offers visitors a free, self-guided adventure through cliff dwellings that show direct proof of occupation by two distinct groups: the Modified Basketmakers in A.D. 626, and the Classic Pueblo in A.D. 1226.

For the best experience, take plenty of time to sift through the Step House site, letting your imagination transport you back almost a millennium to the life and times of the Ancestral Puebloans.

Flora & Fauna

Penstemons, Indian paint brushes and small desert shrubs. Several species of birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Hunter R with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#14538

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Photos

Descending to Step House, Weatherill Mesa
Oct 1, 2015 near Towaoc, CO
Step House hieroglyphs.
Jun 8, 2016 near Towaoc, CO
Step House.
Jun 8, 2016 near Towaoc, CO
Step House Trailhead.
Jun 8, 2016 near Towaoc, CO
Burned woodland and yellow flowers.
Oct 1, 2015 near Towaoc, CO
View of the Kiva and dwellings
Mar 14, 2018 near Towaoc, CO

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