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A short jaunt inundating visitors with magnificent views of Montezuma Valley.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

7,888' 2,404 m

High

7,828' 2,386 m

Low

58' 18 m

Up

77' 24 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Family Friendly Gentle grades, a manageable length, and fantastic views of the Montezuma Valley make this trail a wonderful destination for families with children.

Description

Starting at the Knife Edge Trail Parking Area near the northwest corner of the Morefield Campground, climb gently along an old roadbed that once served visitors as the main thoroughfare into Mesa Verde NP.

Near the trail's end, stop at the Montezuma Valley Overlook to enjoy panoramic views of Montezuma Valley and the surrounding countryside before returning the way you came.

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The trail as it winds along the hillside, you get a great view of the mesas that make up Mesa Verde National Park.
Jul 12, 2021 near Mancos, CO
View from the Knife Edge Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Mancos, CO
A view of Point Lookout and the surrounding country.
Jul 12, 2021 near Mancos, CO
View from the Mesa Verde Knife Edge Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Cortez, CO

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