Hike the Prater Ridge Trail

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The Prater Ridge Trail is a popular hike In Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. The trail features beautiful wild flowers and is perfect for intermediate hikers. This hike is perfect for those looking for unique desert and canyon views.

The Prater Ridge Trailhead is in the southwest corner of Morefield Campground. The trail is best used from spring to mid fall. The Prater Ridge Trail is a 7.3 mile loop. 

Photos: Justin Kern and Daniel Weber

Distance

7.3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1167 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Photography, Running, Hiking

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Groups
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

From $129/night

Far View Lodge

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Durango, Colorado

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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