Cross Mountain Trail #637
ElevationAscent: 1,934' 589 m
Descent: -21' -6 m
High: 11,940' 3,639 m
Low: 10,027' 3,056 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A shaded trail through thick forest to the base of Lizard Head Peak and the Lizard Head Trail #505.”— Zander Göpfert
The trail climbs through the trees at a moderate grade with areas of loose footing and a couple small, ephemeral creek crossings. As the trail emerges from the woods, it begins to climb more steeply for the last mile.
This final traverse above the treeline and along the ridge provides unbelievable views of the lush valley with its dark, volcanic soil, and alpine meadows that surround the peaks of the Lizard Head Wilderness.
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Land Manager: USFS - San Juan National Forest Office