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Prater Ridge Trail, CO

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 7.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,740 feet
Elevation Gain 680 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,240 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 13.6
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Mesa Verde National Park
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15  2012-07-20 leannrasmussen
13  2011-09-08 PatrickL
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, May, Aug
Sun  7:18am - 4:56pm
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Knife Edge Trail
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Point Lookout Trail
Point Lookout Trail
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Far View Sites
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Cedar Tree Tower/Farming Terrace Trail
Cedar Tree Tower/Farming Terrace Trail
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Mesa Verde National Park Trails
8.6 mi away
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Spruce Tree House
Spruce Tree House
8.6 mi away
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Petroglyph Point Trail
Petroglyph Point Trail
8.7 mi away
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Spruce Canyon Trail
Spruce Canyon Trail
8.7 mi away
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Soda Canyon Overlook Trail
9.4 mi away
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Step House
Step House
9.6 mi away
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Overview
Prater Ridge Trail is a 7.4 mile round trip hike with 1,240 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 30 miles west of Durango Colorado. The trailhead is car accessible. September and June are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Mesa Verde National Park
    $10-15 per vehicle (depends on season) good for 7 days Permit Information


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    To Headquarters Trailhead
    From Cortez, Colorado, take US160 east towards Mesa Verde. Take the Mesa Verde exit, and pay the fee at the entrance station. The road continues up the mesa in a steep, narrow road. From the Far View Visitor's Center (closed in winter), take the Ruins Loop Road about 8 miles to the Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum. The trail starts here. There is also a gift shop and soda fountain at the trailhead.
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