There are plenty of cultural sites to explore on your own. Some are open year-round, while others are open seasonally. Please see a Visitor Guide for specific dates and times.
Spruce Tree House
Due to continued safety concerns related to rock falls, the site remains closed for the foreseeable future. Overlooks near the museum offer superb views of the cliff dwelling.
Mesa Top Loop Road
Highlights include Square Tower House Overlook, and views of Cliff Palace from Sun Point View and Sun Temple. The Mesa Top Loop Road is open daily, 8:00 am to sunset.
Far View Sites Complex
Cedar Tree Tower
Mesa Top Tower and Kiva
An Ancestral Puebloan tower and kiva complex can be viewed from a small parking area. Nearby is the 0.5-mile (0.8 km) Farming Terrace Loop trail that leads you through a series of ancient check dams built by the Ancestral Pueblo people. Open 8:00 am to sunset.
Wetherill Mesa(The Wetherill Mesa Road is currently open from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Badger House Trail
Last updated: May 5, 2021