Lizard Head Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Lizard Head Trail is a 16.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ophir, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
16.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

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.

2 months ago

Snowshoeing this trail was challenging due to elevation gains but so worth the view.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

horseback riding
Thursday, November 05, 2015

Followed Slate creek up to the base of Mount Wilson and camped a few days, returned on Lizard head trail, beautiful country

Friday, July 17, 2015

Great hike - difficulty was its length. We crossed Blackface Mtn and views were amazing.