Lizard Head Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ophir, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from June until September.
Directions from Lizard Pass: Travel Hwy 145 to Lizard Head Pass and turn west at the south side of the sign and follow an old abandoned highway to the parking lot and the trailhead.
Snowshoeing this trail was challenging due to elevation gains but so worth the view.
Strenuous first 2.5 miles then levels out to beautiful views along mountain ridges. Recommend dropping a car at Lizard Head and then starting at Cross Mountain for a 7.9 mile hike
Followed Slate creek up to the base of Mount Wilson and camped a few days, returned on Lizard head trail, beautiful country
Great hike - difficulty was its length. We crossed Blackface Mtn and views were amazing.