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Park Point

 
Park Point

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.28050°N / 108.46150°E

Object Title: Park Point

County: Montezuma

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 8572 ft / 2613 m

 

Page By: BigRob

Created/Edited: Jan 29, 2012 / Jan 30, 2012

Object ID: 773897

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Overview

Park Point is the high point of Mesa Verde National Park in S.W. Colorado. The park itself is filled with tremendous cliff dwellings from times long ago. Park Point is a short walk up a paved trail about 10 miles up the road from the entrance. The views from Park Point are spectacular and include Angel Peak NM, Shiprock, The Abajos, the La Sals, the Wilson Group, the San Miguels and The La Platas.

Getting There

Mesa Verde National Park entrance is about 10 miles west of Cortez, CO. Park Point is located 10 miles up the main park road. There is a sign for a short drive up to the parking lot. We roughly figure a gain of 32 feet of vertical from the lot. This peak is not about the climb, it is about the view. There is also a fire lookout on top. If the ranger is there you can go inside and use the transit. There are two additional lookouts with heavy duty telescopes.

Red Tape

If people are at the gate, you have to pay the entrance fee or have the National Park card.

Camping

There is a large campground in the park.

External Links

www.nps.gov

The Knife Edge, an unranked peak in Mesa Verde

The Knife Edge
 

A Distant Shiprock, taken from Park Point

Very Distant Shiprock
 

The Abajo Range in Utah

The Abajo Range
 

The La Plata Range

The La Plata Range
 

Ute Mountain

Ute Mountain
 

Images

Ute Mountain Park PointThe Knife EdgeThe La Plata RangeThe Abajo Range Very Distant Shiprock