Badger House Community

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

Badger House Pueblo Room Block
Badger House pueblo room block
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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.

The Badger House Community consists of four sites along a paved and graveled walking and bicycling trail: Modified Basketmaker Pithouse, Developmental Pueblo village, Badger House, and Two Raven House. Your 2.25 mile (3.6 km) round-trip walk through this area is a journey through 600 years of prehistory, with signs explaining each site.

The trail begins near the Wetherill Mesa Kiosk, a 12-mile (19 km) drive along the steep and winding Wetherill Mesa Road (starting near mile marker 15). Allow 45 minutes for this drive. Vehicles over 25-feet (8 m) long are prohibited on this road.


Last updated: April 9, 2016

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PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330



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