Holy Cross Wilderness - Eagle Ranger District Wilderness Area Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Holy Cross Wilderness - Eagle Ranger District Wilderness Area Trail is a 13.4 mile out and back trail located near Eagle, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3920 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

Directions from Eagle: The Holy Cross Wilderness lies to the southeast of Eagle. The trails on the Eagle Ranger District portion of the wilderness area are accessed by either East Brush Creek Road, south of Eagle, or by West Lake Creek Road, south of Edwards.

17 days ago

Such an awesome trail. Perfect if you want to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds. To get there you need to drive on a gravel road a short distance and there is a place for parking that worked out well. We didn't make it nearly to the end as this is such a long trail, but this trail was a good challenge with a variety of ups and downs. Totally serene and some of the wooded areas are almost mesmerizing--I would totally recommend this trail!

hiking
10 months ago

Best trail I have ever been on. Nice climb up to the beautiful lake. Hiked/climbed up to the snow line. A must see if you get the chance.

10 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, September 07, 2014

Awesome trail with great scenery. Glad I knocked that off my list before winter sets in. Passed only a handful of people in the 5 day hike.