Cross Mountain Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Cross Mountain Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2096 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

Monday, September 05, 2016

Best hike in the area!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012