Spruce Tree House Tour

(02-23-16) Due to safety concerns related to rock falls from the alcove surrounding Spruce Tree House, the cliff dwelling is closed for the foreseeable future, until a full geotechnical assessment can be performed. Overlooks near the museum offer superb views of the Spruce Tree House. More information>>
Visitors in Spruce Tree House
Visitors in Spruce Tree House
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Visitors on trail to Spruce Tree House
Trail to Spruce Tree House
Although the walk into Spruce Tree House is probably the "easiest" journey into a cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde, the way is steep and descends 100 feet on a winding path. Total walking distance is 1/2-mile (1km) round trip. The trail is paved and there are no steps or ladders on the entrance trail. Wheelchairs and strollers can be used on the trail. Anyone using a wheelchair will need assistance on the way in and out as the trail does not meet grade requirements.
View of Spruce Tree House surrounded by snow in the winter.
Spruce Tree House in winter.
Spruce Tree House is a self-guided site most of the year, with rangers on duty in the site to answer any questions. During the winter months, free ranger-guided tours are offered three times a day). Please see the Operating Hours & Seasons page for times.

Last updated: April 18, 2024

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