Best trails in Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado

788 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 6 hard trails in Lizard Head Wilderness ranging from 6.6 to 22.6 miles and from 9,412 to 14,251 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Show more
Map of trails in Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado
Park information
Helpful links
Top trails (10)
#1 - Hope Lake Trail
Lizard Head Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(369)
Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
#2 - Wilson Peak via Rock of Ages Trail
Lizard Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(88)
Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 6 h 8 m
This new trail restores legal access to Wilson Peak from the Silver Pick Basin side. It is now the easiest way to climb the peak, with about 9.25 miles round trip, and 3800 vertical feet. The road to the trailhead can be difficult for 2WD vehicles.Show more
#3 - El Diente Peak, Mount Wilson and Wilson Peak
Lizard Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(16)
Length: 22.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is a beautiful 3 Summit Loop: El Diente Peak, Mt. Wilson & Wilson peak. Start at the Kilpacker trail and finish at the Navajo Lake trail. It is a really difficult hike/climb/run with lots of class 4 Climbing. Recommend only to very experienced mountaineers.Show more
#4 - Cross Mountain Trail
Lizard Head Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(93)
Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
#5 - El Diente Peak
Lizard Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(30)
Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 7 h 21 m
#6 - Lizard Head Trail
Lizard Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(64)
Length: 18.4 mi • Est. 10 h 25 m
NOTE: As of August 02, 2020, users have reported that the trail is not maintained after about 3.5 miles in.Show more
#7 - Kilpacker Trail
Lizard Head Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(23)
Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
This Trail begins in the meadows off Dunton Road, then travels through nice forests and ascends into alpine meadows before reaching the falls. Trail continues on for those that want to ascend El Diente or Mt. Wilson.Show more
#8 - Woods Lake to Navajo Lake
Lizard Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(24)
Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
#9 - Wilson Meadows Trail
Lizard Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(35)
Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
From Telluride: Travel 3 miles west on State Hwy 145. Turn left at the first highway intersection, continuing south on State Hwy 145 for approximately 10 miles to the top of Lizard Head Pass. The Lizard Head Trailhead is located on the west side of State Highway 145. Continue driving past the restroom for approximately 1,000 feet, then turn right onto a spur road that ends at the Lizard Head Trailhead parking area. Follow the Lizard Head Trail #505 for approximately 3.5 miles to an intersection with the Wilson Meadows Trail.Show more
#10 - Galloping Goose
Lizard Head Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(14)
Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m