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Nordenskiold Site #16, CO

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,222 feet
Elevation Gain -105 feet
Accumulated Gain 193 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.72
Interest Ruins & Historic
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3  2012-05-30 PatrickL
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Sun  5:58am - 6:19pm
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Overview: Beginning at Wetherill Mesa Kiosk, take the trail for Badger House Community, which heads south. When the trail comes to a T, head right (west). The designated trailhead is across the tram road. From here, the viewpoint is another .5 miles one-way.

Only open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Nordenskiold Site #16
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    Visited this site and several others, most normally closed to Park visitors. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the sites and their early exploration by Nordenskiold and others. Lots of pottery shards scattered over the Mesa once you get away from the normal tourist areas. Great time on Wetherhil Mesa.
    Nordenskiold Site #16
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    Out to the overlook and back. Probably spent a half-hour at the overlook. Had it all to myself while I stared at the ruins, took in the canyon views, and enjoyed the solitude.

    Quite a few birds gliding around the cliffs. A couple ravens, and what I think were sparrows, but I'm pretty clueless with birds. Looked like they had some white and green on their wings.

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    Mesa Verde National Park
    $10-15 per vehicle (depends on season) good for 7 days Permit Information

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