Valley History Explorer Hike: Ridgecrest (Point Lookout)

The moderate 3-mile Ridgecrest hike takes participants along the Point Lookout Trail to a stunning overlook of the valley. Point Lookout, a favorite stop on old U.S. 70, was established in the 1920s and once featured an observation platform and a restaurant. From this vantage point, hikers can also view the historic Royal Gorge, a passage used by Native Americans and early settlers crossing the mountains.

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