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Mesa Verde National Park Sights

Badger House Community

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 10/02/2013

Fodor's Review

A self-guided walk along paved and gravel trails takes you through a group of four mesa-top dwellings. The community, which covers nearly 7 acres, dates back to the year 650, the Basketmaker Period, and includes a primitive, semi-subterranean pit house and what's left of a multistoried stone pueblo. Allow about 45 minutes to see the sites. The trail is 2.4-mile round-trip; if you take the free tram from the Wetherill kiosk, you'll save a mile of walking.

Sight Information


Wetherill Mesa Rd., 12 miles from Far View Visitor Center, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, 81330, United States

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day daily 9:30–4:30

Updated 10/02/2013


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