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Cliff Palace Overlook Trail

Intermediate

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
68% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 115' 35 m
Descent: -128' -39 m
High: 6,819' 2,078 m
Low: 6,705' 2,044 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 67% (34°)

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Trail shared by Thomas Birch

A great trail to a spectacular Cliff Palace site.

Thomas Birch

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To check out the ruins, you must purchase tickets for the ranger-led program. Check out the NPS site for more info on tours.

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This is an amazing trail leading past and through rich cultural remnants. The ranger-led tour takes about one hour in total and requires climbing ladders. Check out the Cliff Palace Gem for more info on the ruins.

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Cliff Palace.
Jan 21, 2016 near Towaoc, CO
Mesa Verde.
Jan 21, 2016 near Towaoc, CO
View of Cliff Palace from above. One of those mind blowing experiences when you first come upon this historic settlement. Amazing to think that someone in the past probably stumbled upon this village with no idea that it was there; what an experience!
Apr 11, 2016 near Towaoc, CO
Cliff Palace Overlook Trail
Jan 21, 2016 near Towaoc, CO
Ranger Hike at Cliff Palace
Jan 20, 2016 near Towaoc, CO

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