Knife Edge Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Knife Edge Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

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

1 month ago

Short with amazing views.

2 months ago

walking
9 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Easy hike, beautiful views!!

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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!

hiking
Saturday, June 15, 2013

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.