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Very worth while to walk to gain photos of the escarpment

A short but steep walk from the carpark about halfway through the loop road proved most worthwhile... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Breath taking views

Really worth the short walk. On top of this hill, you have amazing 360° views. You can see more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nazareth, Belgium
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330-0008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short but steep walk from the carpark about halfway through the loop road proved most worthwhile as this location is a Fire wathing station, our photos were excellent

Thank GazandJude
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worth the short walk. On top of this hill, you have amazing 360° views. You can see more than 100 miles away. Shiprock is right in front... (or at least, it looks that way).

Thank Peterpoes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Park ranger recommended this stop, and so glad she did! The panoramic views are earned after a short but paved steep climb. (Not sure this climb is doable in a wheelchair unless you have good breaks and a very strong "pusher" so consult with a...More

Thank webcam13
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop in the park. Short walk and wonderful views! They have scopes for viewing and signs to help identify what you’re seeing.

Thank bunkyd
Reviewed 4 October 2018

You can drive to there, then walk a very short distance to the view point. You can walk around to get 360 degree view near and far.

Thank LisaMNUSA
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great views when you reach the top! Take your camera so you can capture the view below of Cortez! It’s a steep climb, but plenty of places to stop and rest!

Thank wizabef22
Reviewed 26 September 2018

In the race to get to the cliff dwellings, you may drive past the turn-off to this stunning viewpoint and it would be a shame if you did. The distant views over the plains below and over the mesa are stunning and very worth the...More

2  Thank EvelynSydney
Reviewed 16 September 2018

From this lookout point you have great views over the Mesa Verde and into the far distance. We reconised some of the mountains and other geology in the distance.

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Best vantage point in the entire park, this isn't about the cultural stuff but is about the wonderful views of things near and far. It's a quick walk up a paved trail, so bring a snack and some water and sit and take in the...More

2  Thank DavidLou
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

360 degree view. Over 8,000 feet. Fire lookout is right beside you. Open for Visitors if no active fires. Not open when we were there.

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