• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Badger House Community

On Wetherill Mesa (map), Self-Guided, No Fee Required

 
Badger House Pueblo Room Block
Badger House pueblo room block
NPS PHOTO
 
Separator bar with triangles
 
Early pithouse (semi-subterranean home) with antechamber in the foreground.  A.D. 650.

Early pithouse (semi-subterranean home) with antechamber in the foreground.  A.D. 650.

NPS PHOTO

The Badger House Community consists of several sites dating from about A.D. 650 to the late 1200s. There are four sites along a paved and gravel walking trail: Modified Basketmaker Pithouse, Developmental Pueblo village, Badger House, and Two Raven House.

Allow approximately 45 minutes to complete the trail. A tram stop is available at trail's end to take visitors back to the parking area. The tram will take visitors to the overlooks of Kodak House and Long House before returning to the main parking area.

Did You Know?

The north courtyard of Balcony House

Contrary to popular belief, the Ancestral Puebloan people of Mesa Verde did not disappear. They migrated south to New Mexico and Arizona, and became today’s modern pueblo people.