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Knife Edge Trail

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1.0 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 58' 18 m
Descent: -77' -24 m
High: 7,888' 2,404 m
Low: 7,828' 2,386 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (3°)

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

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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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View from the Knife Edge Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Mancos, CO
View from the Mesa Verde Knife Edge Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Cortez, CO

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