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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Cortez Area

Quick Facts

Knife Edge Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2524.9 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 200 Feet (62.3 Meters)
Length, Round Trip: 2 Miles (3.33 Kilometers)


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General Description

The Knife Edge Trail is a 2 mile roundtrip walk along the north rim of Mesa Verde National Park. The North Rim of the Mesa Verde is visible to the west and the Knife Edge Formation to the south. The trail follows and abandoned road.

Directions from Morefield Campground: Knife Edge trailhead is on the Morefield Campground road in the northwest corner

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Mid-April through Late October .



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Visitor Information:

Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information, P.O. Box HH , Cortez, CO, 81321, Phone: 800-253-1616, Fax: 970-565-1155, lynnd@mesaverdecountry.com

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