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Long House, CO

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > Southwest
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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 0.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,219 feet
Elevation Gain -130 feet
Accumulated Gain 130 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.4
Interest Ruins & Historic
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7  2012-05-30 PatrickL
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Sun  5:58am - 6:17pm
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Overview: On this 90-minute guided tour you will ride a tram to and from the trailhead. In the site you will climb 2 15-foot ladders. Allow 1 ¼ hours for this drive from the visitor center, and vehicles over 25 feet long are not permitted on this road. While out there in this part of the national park, you can do a tour of the Step House without a guide, near where the tram departs from.

Guided tours only. Only open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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.

    Most recent Triplog Review
    Long House
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    Wetherhil Mesa closes early in the season, so the only way to see Long House is a special tour. Luckily the limited schedule fit our stay in Mesa Verde. John, our guide was very knowledgable and really brought home how life must have been in 1260 for the inhabitants of the Long House. With a very limited number of folks on the hike, the experience was more intimate than at other cliff dwellings. Perfectly fit my interest in primitive living skills. Great experience.

    Permit $$
    Special Use

    In addition to the fee per vehicle to get into the park, there is a ticket charge per tour that has to be purchased in advance for this hike (Balcony House), as well as Cliff Palace and Balcony House. These tour tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center, the Morefield Ranger Station, or the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez. Note there can be really long lines at times to buy tickets at the Visitor's Center, and the number of tickets sold per tour is limited.

    Tours of the Long House are limited, only open from mid-May through then end of August.

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

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    Paved - Car Okay

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    page created by PatrickL on Oct 14 2012 8:18 pm
    1 TB Flash Drive... $40
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