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Knife Edge Trail

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Fantastic View

We didn't go very far out on this trail, but where we did go, it afforded an incredible view of the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Tammy H
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Colby, Kansas
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK

Fantastic place, the scenery, cultural of an ancient peoples is something all should experience... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
bj1114
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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A 1.5-mile hiking trail located in Mesa Verde National Park.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“nature walk” (2 reviews)
“mesa verde” (2 reviews)
“plants” (2 reviews)
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We didn't go very far out on this trail, but where we did go, it afforded an incredible view of the valley! Worth the short walk out!

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Fantastic place, the scenery, cultural of an ancient peoples is something all should experience. Be sure to make reservations way in advance if you want to guided, up close tour. We didn't & the day we arrived it was a 6 hour wait for the...More

Thank bj1114
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I hiked this trail just before sunset and it was amazing. Great views as the sun moved over the mesa. There were still some vivid colors in October and the trail is only about 2 miles total and easy for adults and kids. It is...More

1  Thank Laura-OCCS
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This trail is on the original road that was built to access Mesa Verde-that's something to consider as you hike along! There is a great nature guide that talks about the various plants along the way. The view of Montezuma Valley and Ute Mountain is...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We loved this 2 mile hike. The views are marvelous. This is a trail all ages can walk. The parking at the trailhead is plentiful and paved. Easy to find in the Campground.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

You can hike Knife's edge from the campground. From the auto tour it is a sort walk to a spectacular view. It is worth the stop.

Thank Shauna A
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This is only a 2.2 trail with little to no incline. Just a perfect and quiet trail to experience the beauty of the park in a very intimate way.

Thank MonaBologna
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This is a nice easy trail located just of the campground in Mesa Verde. It is about 1 mile each way and the trail is flat. There are beautiful views at the end. My 9 year old son and I hiked out and back in...More

Thank Larrich2
Reviewed 18 April 2014

This nature trail takes you out for some nice views of Cortez down in the valley below. You'll see the old road bed alignment and marvel that this is how early visitors to the park came in--there's a reason they called it the Knife Edge...More

1  Thank Saranger
Reviewed 2 October 2012

We did a bird walk with a ranger. She was a bit scattered, but quite knowledgeable. There were cougar tracks on the trail which had been circled, making them easy to locate and study. We also saw a bald eagle, which made my husband's day....More

1  Thank birdingcamper
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