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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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A 1.5-mile hiking trail located in Mesa Verde National Park.

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Nature Walk

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris L
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 amazing. This would be a great hike to do at sunset.

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Thank Chris L
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 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.

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Thank Bob19512014
South Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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.

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Thank Shauna A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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.

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Thank MonaBologna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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 about an hour with a few stops for pictures. There was only 1 other person... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 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 Road (search for pictures on the internet or www.nps.gov/meve). Guide booklets available to help you... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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. This trail is flat and easy.

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Springdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

It is hard to imagine that this used to be the road into the park Very disappointed in the grafitti on the rocks at the end. When will people realize that we are not impressed by their ignorance. It is also a felony to deface federal land. Too bad they can't be caught.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

this hike is very easy. You do not see any cliff dwellings in this area--it starts in the camping area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2002

Knife Edge Trail is a perfect place to watch sunsets. Off in the distance as it grows darker you can view beautiful Sleeping Ute Mountain while the town of Cortez slowly comes to life below. It will take about 30 minutes max to reach the end of the trail. Be sure to bring your flashlights (I have forgotten mine before).... More 

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