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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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A scenic 2.3-mile hiking trail in Mesa Verde National Park.

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Good hike, beautiful views

First off: the reviews for this trail are mixed up with Park Point. Park Point is a .2 of a mile walk up to fire tower & is the highest point in MV. This trail, Point Lookout... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Arvada, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
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160 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off: the reviews for this trail are mixed up with Park Point. Park Point is a .2 of a mile walk up to fire tower & is the highest point in MV. This trail, Point Lookout Trail, has its trailhead in the amphitheater parking lot in the campground. Just follow the signs to the amphitheater once you turn into... More 

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Wisconsin
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139 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The trailhead is near the campground. Two groups had exited the trail just before we started so we had the entire trail to ourselves. The trail had 30 switchbacks and reached an elevation of 8,427 feet. From the top we had great views of the San Juan and La Plata Mountains as well as the Mancos and Montezuma Valleys. It... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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199 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Don't miss this on the way out of the park, it gives the best views of all the park. It is only a short uphill walk from the car park. Also walk past the lookout tower for a look back over the park behind you.

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Thank JhShMN
Exeter, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Don't miss this on the way out of the park, they give the best views of all the park. It is only a short uphill walk from the car park. Also walk past the lookout tower for a look back over the park behind you.

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Creede, Colorado
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The last thing we did before we left the park. But the view there is to see in the park. Be sure to have your camera.

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SW USA
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Great pics, but these are of Park Point, not Point Lookout. Both are great destinations at Mesa Verde NP. I recommend both.

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Rome, Georgia
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Just a short piece off the road. Nice views and great photos. Saw some beautiful blue feathered birds at this trail.

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Thank 132Karen132
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Wow, to see the mesas from this vantage point is inspirationall. I liked taking pictures here. I didn't like that the fire watch stations stands abandoned at the very top of the trail.

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Thank Rocky B
Warwickshire
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

A nice easy walk up to the nighest point in Mesa Verde Park. We went early in the morning and the 360 degree views were beautiful. I guess we chose to pop up just to say we had been to the highest point.

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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206 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

As you drive through Mesa Verde National Park, take the time to find this high point side road up to a parking lot and path to the very top of the park. The 360 degree views are magnificent.

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