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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.

Contacts

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Hunter R

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 10 votes

#2846

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  4.2 from 10 votes
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Photos

The park road winds beneath you on the hill top. This gives you an idea of how hilly the area is.
Jul 12, 2021 near Mancos, CO
Panorama from Point Lookout with the Montezuma and Mancos Valley below.  Its a beautiful view!
Jul 12, 2021 near Mancos, CO
The new from the Point Lookout Trail once you get to the end. Its pretty amazing looking over the Montezuma Valley.
Jul 12, 2021 near Mancos, CO
Looking back toward the Mancos Valley, the views are really just truly spectacular from the lookout.
Jul 12, 2021 near Mancos, CO
The trail climbs up the hill via a set of switchback to the top where there are beautiful views!
Jul 12, 2021 near Mancos, CO
Looking back at the parking area and Morefield Campground from the trail as it climbs the hillside.
Jul 12, 2021 near Mancos, CO

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