Cross Mountain Trail

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#5 von 10 Wegen in

Cross Mountain Trail ist ein 7.1 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Telluride, Colorado. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 7.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 2,109 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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wandern
4 months ago

Beautiful hike, stunning views especially at the end. Steep climb, but steady and trail in good shape. We went left about 3 tenths a mile at the junction with Lizzard Head trail as suggested in a recent review. Perfect lunch spot surrounded with 360 views of mountains. Highly recommend!

wandern
4 months ago

Amazing views, not many crowds! Fairly steady incline, so definitely moderate difficulty.

wandern
5 months ago

What a great hike! I don't know why this one is not more famous. It is outstanding, and we have done a lot of great hikes this season - Ajax, Hope Lake, Blue Lakes, etc…. Starting out at the Cross Mountain Trail Head, where there is tons of parking of the main highway 145, you climb 2 miles through a nice forest on a very smooth dirt path that goes continuously up but has no switch-backs. It climbs 1000 feet in 2 miles at a steady and not steep climb. Then you break out into a meadow filled with wildflowers and the fun starts. At 3.5 miles, the Cross Mountain Trail hits the junction with LizardHead Trail, which swings North across Black Face. Do not turn right onto the Lizard Head Trail on this hike. Keep bearing left and go one-half more mile and you top off at a fabulous view into magnificent high-mountain scenery - three Fourteeners and two Thirteeners right in your face! It is one of the very best views in all the Rocky Mountains. But you have to keep pushing that half mile past the trail junction. Go 4 miles in, 4 miles straight back out. 8 mile hike with a total ascent on the up and back of 2100 feet, registered on two Garmins. This is a fantastic world-class day hike. Superb. For some reason, my All Trails recording stopped registering for one mile of the hike.

wandern
5 months ago

My dog and I had such a fun hike on this trail! I tried it a few months ago and ran into snow and had to stop. In August, the snow was replaced with wildflowers and we got to do the full trail. The beginning is uphill through the trees but to be you escape the pines, you’ll find yourself wondering if you ended up in a whole new world. You’ll find out why they call it lizard head trail, if you haven’t already. My only complaint is the sheep poop. Lots of sheep poop.

wandern
schnee
6 months ago

This trail is somewhat of a destination hike. The views are mostly woods 90% of the trail. There are a few cool thickets with native foliage. The views at the top are magnificent, though. Definitely worth it. This trail is ‘Hard’ if you’re a flat lander and not acclimated to elevation. I’m from Texas and fall into that category. We did this hike on July 8, 2019 and there was still some snow on the trail. It was manageable. Part of the trail is muddy and has water trickling down due to the ice melt. My watch died during the hike, but I estimate that I burned 1,100 cals on the hike in 4 hours. The trail does not have an obvious end so we stopped just short of Lizard Peak. As far as wildlife, we saw birds, squirrels and one deer. Beautiful hike and not as strenuous as some of the 14’ers nearby.

wandern
6 months ago

Hiked 7/5/19! This trail is totally rad. There’s some moderate snow patches to navigate but I was able to get up to the base of the lizard head spire relatively easily with boots and poles. The section through the forest is long but if you stick with it, your reward will be some totally epic alpine views. Wildflowers are beginning to bloom above treeline. Do this hike!

9 months ago

cool trail. not too difficult.

Sat Sep 15 2018

killer steep grade for me but the views were so worth it!!

wandern
Mon Aug 20 2018

Beautiful views! A steady hike upwards; no switchbacks. Times of open fields and others in forest. We stopped at about 11,300 feet in a lovely alpine field to relax for a bit. Ended up deciding to turn around and go back down due to hiking partner wanting to stop. I wish I would of continued. Maybe next time.

Thu Aug 09 2018

Beautiful !

wandern
Sun Apr 01 2018

We should have turned around sooner. We were ill prepared for such snowy conditions. It would have been great for skis or snow shoes but not hiking despite the description that says it’s good in March. I’m sure it’s awesome in the summer.

wandern
Fri Oct 13 2017

Beautiful views, fun trail even during this “off” time.

Sun Oct 01 2017

Great trail! Comments about Alltrails description: Trailhead is close to Telluride; nowhere near Cahone. Dolores River is near trailhead, but trail goes away from river. Alltrails, and National Geographic map of Telluride area, show Cross Mountain Trail ending at Lizard Head Trail below Lizard Head Peak. But Forest Service sign at junction shows the trail that continues left (west) from the junction to be continuation of "Cross Mountain Trail." You can't find Cross Mountain Trail on Alltrails by searching for that name, but only by searching for Lizard Head Wilderness. As I said, spectacular trail. One to three inches of new snow. I saw 18 day hikers, many doing loop from Lizard Head Pass, but I was only over-nighter.

Sun Jul 02 2017

Great hike with views of Lizard Head, Gladstone, El Diente, Wilson Peak, and Mt Wilson.

Mon Sep 05 2016

Best hike in the area!

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aufgezeichnet Cross Mountain Trail

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