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Point Lookout Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A strenuous climb rewards hikers with magnificent views of the Montezuma and Mancos valleys.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

8,434' 2,571 m

High

7,917' 2,413 m

Low

527' 161 m

Up

10' 3 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

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Description

Lace up your adventure shoes and prepare for a steep but short climb up the Point Lookout Trail. Starting at the Point Lookout Trail Parking Area, near the northern side of Morefield Campground, switchback up the trail for .75 miles before reaching the mesa top.

Continue along the trail, taking moments to catch your breathe and enjoy the increasingly beautiful views evolving as you climb higher. Upon reaching Point Lookout, indulge in breathtaking views of the Montezuma and Mancos Valleys below.

Flora & Fauna

Verdant desert shrubbery are abundant along the trail.

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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Jul 27, 2020
Brad And Travis Glenn
Gorgeous views at the top with a rainbow!
Feb 8, 2020
Susan Schaefer
Sep 5, 2019
Kimberly Wong
Aug 6, 2019
Heidi Betschart
May 15, 2019
Abby Andersen
Apr 21, 2019
Lauren Sully
Beautiful view from the top. 1.1mi
Apr 20, 2019
Lauren Sully
View from the top was worth the switchbacks work. 1mi
Sep 4, 2018
Elliot Gardner