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Great trail. Depending on altitude and fitness level this trail is either easy or moderate but very... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Lorie H
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Nice Hike, No crowds!

I really enjoyed this hike. I was camping at Mesa Verde's Morefield Campground, so to get to the... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Nowzar A
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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A 7.8-mile hiking trail located in Mesa Verde National Park.
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Great trail. Depending on altitude and fitness level this trail is either easy or moderate but very doable. Ascending the plateau is the hardest part. I hiked by myself (66 yr old female) in 2.5 hours but that was at a fairly fast pace.

Thank Lorie H
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I really enjoyed this hike. I was camping at Mesa Verde's Morefield Campground, so to get to the trailhead I just started walking from my campsite for a relatively short distance. The hike start ascending right away and the trail is very well maintained and...More

Thank Nowzar A
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Two connected loops atop a mesa with an out and back ascent/descent. Spectacular views of the surrounding Park in all directions. I did not see any wildlife other than lizards but there was plenty of bear scat along the trail. There are no ruins along...More

2  Thank Marvin W
Reviewed April 30, 2017

If you hike both loops plus the trek up to the plateau & back you will have hiked a little over 8 miles. There is a cut off between the loops that will take you back to the trail that goes down to the campground...More

Thank Gr8Accountant
Reviewed April 30, 2016

This trail climbs the mesa above the campground and basically circles it. We did both trails up there. There are no ruins, but good views in quite a few directions. It is well marked. The only strenuous part is the climb up to the mesa...More

1  Thank OregonMarianne
Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This trail is excellent! We left from the campground at the base and hiked up the side of the ridge about a mile or so And hooked up with the Prater trail loop. Once on Prayer, the hike is flat with spectacular views. Like usual,...More

3  Thank EleveNYC
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