Point Lookout Trail
Mesa Verde National Park
Date Hiked: May 14, 2009
Distance: 2.2 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: 600ft
Elevation Min/Max: 7,900 to 8,500ft
Managing Agency: National Park Service
Mesa Verde National Park Website & Map (NPS)
Directions: This hike starts from the North end of the Morefield campground.
The Point Lookout Trail starts from the Morefield Campground and makes for a wonderful hike in the evening before bed, or bright and early in the morning. The trail is somewhat steep and switchbacks up the side of the mountain to a series of viewpoints of the Mancos Valley. It is a wonderful hike and makes for a great spot to watch the sunset.