Park Point Overlook in Mesa Verde National Park

Park Point Overlook Trail is an easy .4 mile out and back to Mesa Verde’s highest point with two overlooks (one facing north and one facing south) and a historic fire lookout station. There is a 360 degree panoramic view of the surrounding areas.

Don’t be confused with the similar sounding Point Lookout Trail, which departs from Morefield campground to the east and does not have a fire lookout station.

The Park Point Lookout was constructed in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The native standstone for the structure with a 17′ octagonal floor plan was constructed of native sandstone from Chapin Mesa and styled to match the other buildings in the park. It is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register, a federal and state effort to recognize historic fire lookouts.

It is reached by a turnoff from Mesa Top Ruins Rd. It is located between Far View Lodge on the West and Moccasin Mesa Rd to the East.