Cutthroat Castle Trail is a hiking trail in Montezuma County, Colorado. It is within Hovenweep National Monument - Cutthroat Units and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 5,837 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 216 feet. The Parking 2WD and Parking 4WD parkings and the Cutthroat Castle Spring are near the trailhead.
Cutthroat Castle Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This short trail leads to the remarkable ancestral ruins of Cutthroat Castle and a glimpse of Puebloan life in the arid southwest 800 years ago. Approximately 0.5 mile from the Cutthroat Castle site is Painted Hand Pueblo, located inside Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. The drive here will lead you to both sites."
--Bill Haggerty, Hiking Colorado's Western Slope (Falcon Guides).
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