Hike to Step House, Wetherill Mesa, Mesa Verde National Park
Paved trail to Step House, Mesa Verde National Park. Allow 45 minutes to one hour for the 100-ft (30 m) descent and ascent on a winding path to Step House (although we did it in a little less). Total walking distance is .8 mile (1.3 km). The round-trip trail begins near the Wetherill Mesa kiosk. A Ranger is available to answer questions.
Step House is unusual in that two separate occupations can be comapred in the same alcove; Modified Basketmaker, dating about A.D. 626, and a masonry pueblo dating to Classic Pueblo times A.D. 1226.