Cross Mountain Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Cross Mountain Trail is a 7.1 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,109 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

Beautiful !

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
Friday, October 13, 2017

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

Sunday, October 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.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

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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Friday, January 19, 2018

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Monday, August 07, 2017

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012