MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, CO
Oak Tree HouseCliff Dwelling Tour
2 hr. 00 min.
Notice:From the park entrance, drive 20 miles (32 km) to the all-way stop on Chapin Mesa. Turn left onto the Mesa Top Loop Road and drive 5 miles (8 km) to Sun Temple. Drive time from the park entrance is approximately one hour. Meet the ranger at Sun Temple no later then 7:45 am. Hikers for Oak Tree House depart promptly at 8:00 am.
This tour is available from May 26th, 2015 to September 5th, 2015 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
This 60-room site built on two ledges is one of the largest cliff dwellings in the park. Oak Tree House is a well preserved but fragile site that features plastered walls and varied architectural styles.
Know Before You Go
Consider your physical health before joining a hike, especially if you have heart or respiratory problems, or other physical difficulties. Elevations range between 7,000 and 7,500 feet (2134m and 2286m) above sea level. You should plan for all weather possibilities because weather conditions are quite variable. It's possible to begin your hike in full sun and end with a thunderstorm or snowstorm.
From the park entrance, drive 20 miles (40km) to the all-way stop on Chapin Mesa. Turn left onto the Mesa Top Loop Road and drive 1.9 miles (3km) to Sun Temple. Drive time from the park entrance is approximately one hour. Meet the ranger for your hike at Sun Temple Overlook no later then 7:45 am. Hikers for Square Tower House depart promptly at 8:00 am.
Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.