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FOR THE RECORD: a number of the reviewers here are not reviewing the actual Spruce Canyon Trail... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Marvin W
Beaver, Utah
Nice walk if you have time.

Two hour walk through and up canyon. Several small dwelling sites in canyon and lots of good views... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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A flat three-mile hiking trail in Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

FOR THE RECORD: a number of the reviewers here are not reviewing the actual Spruce Canyon Trail. Many of them are reviewing a very short paved trail that goes from the museum down to "Spruce Tree House". The overview heading of "THREE MILE FLAT TRAIL"...More

Thank Marvin W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Two hour walk through and up canyon. Several small dwelling sites in canyon and lots of good views and wildlife along trail al the way back to trailhead.

Thank JWaters68
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The Spruce Canyon trail was closed due to rock falls, however the overlook is easily accessible from the parking lot. It is close to restrooms, the cafe and a museum which is worth visiting as well.

Thank laurasS1820ZS
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Take plenty of water and check the weather. The walking underfoot is quite good, but the elevation is 700 foot down, and then back up! There is a sign in spot at the beginning of the walk, and the way is clearly marked, but I...More

Thank LennieCoventry
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Spruce Canyon trail is not just the short walk to Spruce Tree House, assuming Spruce Tree House is open, which is was not in April, 2016. The actual trail is a fairly demanding 2.4 mile hike down into the canyon and back up, on...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Hiked this trail with my three teenage daughters! It is way down into a canyon with bueatuifull old growth trees and a trail built by the CCC in the 1930s. This is definitely a highlight of our spring break vacation. Have good hiking shoes and...More

Thank quixotedog
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is the second time I've hiked this trail, I can't put my finger on it but there is just something about this canyon that calls to me. I love this place!

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

This was the best well preserve ruins I have seen in the U.S.. The trail is easy to walk to the site and the site is set up so you can see most of the ruin up close. There are rangers on site to answer...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

The Spruce Canyon Trail was about the only thing open on our trip to Mesa Verde. Still, it did not disappoint. The site is well maintained and the path was well cared for. I had a knee replacement 3 months ago and this trail was...More

1  Thank KelleyDD14
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This was the only trail open when we went, and it was quite nice. Several reviewers are calling this an 'easy' trail and 'nice and flat'. Your mileage may vary, but I always worry about calling something with 500-foot elevation changes 'easy'. I was hiking...More

2  Thank Tricia M
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