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Soda Canyon Overlook

Gain stunning views of Soda Canyon on this short hike.

Hiking Easy

2.1 km
38 m
38 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.1 km
Soda Canyon Overlook Map

This short hike leads to three different vantage points over various aspects of Soda Canyon. The southernmost overlook provides a vantage of the Balcony House cliff dwellings, and the center overlook is the eponymous "Soda Canyon Overlook." This quick jaunt is easy to tack on to any trip to Mesa Verde National Park, and the wide, gravel path is easy to navigate for just about anybody.


"The trail goes through big sagebrush, Utah juniper, yucca, and gambel oak," according to the NPS. "This is a fairly low-growing, open area and will be hot in the summer," they continue.



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Picturesque
  • Family friendly

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