Alcove House

Santa Fe Region

Perched 450ft above the canyon floor, this lofty ceremonial cave is reached by climbing four ladders. At the top you'll find a reconstructed kiva. There's a small resting and viewing area at the base of the ladders if you have a fear of heights. From here you can watch others climb. It's a 1.5-mile hike from the visitor center to Alcove House. You can also join the trail from the Main Loop Trail, which passes several small caves.

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