Long House is located on Wetherill Mesa in the western portion of Mesa Verde National Park. Long House is reached by driving out a 12 mile winding road that leaves the main park road just beyond the Far View Lodge near mile marker 15. The steep, winding road follows an historic fire trail for 12 miles. Vehicle length is restricted to 25 feet or less.
Along the route are a series of turnouts and overlooks with information about natural features and forest fires. At the end of the road you will find public restrooms, a snack bar, and an orientation area.
Purchase tickets for a two hour, ranger-guided tour of Long House at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center before driving to Wetherill Mesa.
Long House late 1800s and Long House Today
Long House, Pre-stabilization Nordenskiold collection, MEVE 11128
Long House, Post-stabilization NPS Photo
Self-Guided Experiences on Wetherill Mesa
Wetherill Mesa offers an alternate, more relaxed Mesa Verde experience. The area was designed with walking and bicycling in mind. All the Wetherill Mesa sites, except Long House, can be accessed along self-guided walking trails. We hope that you will make time to travel out to Wetherill and share in this unique experience
[ Long House Tour ]
Last updated: July 29, 2020