Gain stunning views of Soda Canyon on this short hike.

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Easy

Description

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](https://www.nps.gov/meve/planyourvisit/hiking.htm).

"This is a fairly low-growing, open area and will be hot in the summer," they continue.