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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Mesa Verde National Park

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Prater Ridge Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2524.9 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 200 Feet (62.3 Meters)
Length, Round Trip: 7.8 Miles (13.0 Kilometers)

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General Description

Prater Ridge Trailhead
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Prater Ridge Trailhead
This trail climbs the east side of Prater Ridge and traverses the top of the ridge. Usually uncrowded; this offers a good chance to view wildlife.

Directions from Morefield Campground: Prater Ridge Trailhead is in the southwest corner of Morefield Campground

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Mid-April through Late October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Prater Ridge Trail
ICON Viewing Historic Sites

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Visitor Information:

Visitor Information Center, P.O. Box HH , Cortez, CO, 81321, Phone: 800-253-1616, lynnd@mesaverdecountry.com


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