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Nice walk, surprising view

We took this walk mainly because it was the best option after driving out to Weatherill Mesa toward... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Doug G
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Okay. Free. Do only if you have time.

After seeing all the dwellings available up close we decided to walk this trail to the viewpoint... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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16 May 2018
“Nice walk, surprising view”
4 Nov 2018
“Okay. Free. Do only if you have time.”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

After seeing all the dwellings available up close we decided to walk this trail to the viewpoint for the Nordenskiold Site No. 16; you cannot visit it up close. It's not too far from the parking lot and a relatively easy hike but after seeing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is great hike to take if you want to see some Pre-historic Archaeology. It offers you a snapshot in time of how the ancient pueblo people lived. The fire that burned through there was the Pony fire started in 2000 from lightning holdover. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tess J
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I arrived too late in the day to hike the entire Nordenskiold #16 Trail. What I did see was a lot of destruction and ruin from a forest fire. The desolate landscape is a harsh reminder of how fragile our world is.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is a one hour long, two-mile round trip,easy-easel hike. You gaze upon dwelling ruins at the end of it. It was fun and not strenuous at all.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We took this walk mainly because it was the best option after driving out to Weatherill Mesa toward the end of a busy day. But it turned out better than expected, as we had the trail pretty much to ourselves and conditions were good. When...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Doug G
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is the 3rd or 4th attraction on Wetherill Mesa to see. Long House is #1 and Step House is #2. The good news is that it is an easy walk, not even a hike, and the trailhead off of the paved Long House Loop...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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