Autumn is the perfect time to experience Mesa Verde National Park, and there’s no better way than the Wetherill Mesa Experience, a special hike that’s only available for one month starting this Friday. This is a limited-time offer, and if you call in the next five minutes, we’ll double your hikes!
Wait, no. That’s not how that works.
The Wetherill Mesa Experience will be available at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday starting Friday, Sept. 6, through Oct. 4.
During the four-hour, 4-mile trek, hikers follow a former fire road and unpaved trail that crosses Wetherill Mesa. Along the way, the path dishes up views of canyons, cliff dwellings and the autumn-clad mesa. Guides talk about the Ancestral Pueblo people, how they lived, and the ecology of the pinyon-juniper woodlands.
The Mesa Verde Institute offers the Wetherill Mesa Experience as part of its mission to give visitors more in-depth understanding and behind-the-scenes access through educational hikes, programs, workshops and seminars.
But space is limited to 14 people per hike, and tickets are $18 per person. Although the trip is perfect for all ages, everyone should be prepared with sturdy shoes, lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen.