Half Moon Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Half Moon Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Red Cliff, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,653 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

Tigiwon Road is closed to all motor-vehicles annually from May1 to June 21st. It reopens to motorized vehicles on June 21st if the road is snow-free. http://gominturn.com/assets/uploads/Half%20Moon%20Pass.pdf

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, starts with a steady incline through wooded areas. The last mile is downhill, with the last 1/4 mike as switchbacks with spectacular views before the creek/campsite.

The creek is great to rest and have a snack before tackling the switchbacks uphill for the return trip.

This trail was also longer than 4.3 miles - closer to 5.5 on our gps.

hiking
5 months ago

Continue down the other side of the pass toward Notch and scale for an amazing View of Mt. of the Holy Cross!

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is in good condition. Dusty today. Good flowers; very little traffic on the trail; over forty vehicles at the trailhead and along the road.

hiking
6 months ago

Funny the last review was 5 hours ago, and the previous was 2016. I checked this yesterday and decided to try, but just like Anna, I found the road closed. It's closed about 1 mile before the cross creek trailhead.

6 months ago

Be aware road doesn’t open until 6/21

backpacking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

The long drive to the trailhead is worth it when you get to the top, beautiful views!! We went backpacking in the summer and ended up going back to hiking in the fall so we could see the leafs changing colors and it was so worth it! Love this hike!

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Lots of climbing with great views after a mile or so. Long drive to reach trail head but worth it.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Very beautiful hike. Watch for bears especially if your backpacking in to continue on to holy cross. Go in the fall when the leaves change.

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5 months ago

recorded Half Moon Trail

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

hiking
Saturday, July 20, 2013