Park Point

Wide landscape view of brush covered hills in foreground and mountain peaks in the distance.
Scenic view from Park Point with the La Plata Mountains in the distance.

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

Quick Facts

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The highest elevation in the park at 8,572 feet (2,612 m) above sea level, Park Point is a breezy and cool place to picnic or take in the view. To the north, the 13,000 and 14,000-foot (4,000+ meters) peaks of the San Juan Mountains are visible. To the south, the high deserts of New Mexico stretch out across rocky canyons. To the West is Sleeping Ute Mountain and to the East lies the La Plata Mountains. 

The historic Park Point Fire Lookout sits at the highest point, still used today by the park during fire season to communicate lightning, weather, and fire information for the park and the surrounding areas. 

Always stay on designated trails. Areas off trail here are subject to rock falls! Even the smallest impacts have big effects!

The road up to Park Point is not plowed, so access is limited during the winter months. 

Mesa Verde National Park