Knife Edge Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
#10 of 17 trails in

Knife Edge Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa Verde National Park, CO and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from April until October.

2.0 miles 157 feet Out & Back


trail running

Directions from Morefield Campground: Knife Edge trailhead is on the Morefield Campground road in the northwest corner

1 month ago

Easy hike, beautiful views!!

2 years ago

Amazing views the whole way, it is flat, but you are fairly close to the edge most of the time (if that is of concern to anyone). Great place for sunset and views are incredible! Overall, easy and very rewarding!

3 years ago

Not difficult at all. Once an old road that was deemed too dangerous for driving, knife edge is now a great way to skirt a big, beautiful cliff face and get some nice views of Sleeping Ute mountain and Cortez. Easy climb, won't take more than 40 minutes to get to the end at a decent pace. There were children and a trail runner on this hike when we were there. I wish it made a loop, but still nice.