Adventure Projects is hiring an Android engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Trail Run Project Logo

Cross Mountain Trail #637

 3.0 (1)

3.4 Miles 5.5 Kilometers


70%

Runnable

1,934' 589 m

Ascent

-21' -6 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

11,940' 3,639 m

High

10,027' 3,056 m

Low

Shared By Zander Göpfert

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A shaded trail through thick forest to the base of Lizard Head Peak and the Lizard Head Trail #505.

Zander Göpfert

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

This would be a great out-and-back or part of the Lizard Head loop as it has a fairly manageable grade, decent footing, and lots of different zones to keep you occupied.

Description

This trail is remarkable for its diversity of ecological zones. Heading north from the trailhead off the San Juan Skyway, it winds through intermittent fields of wildflowers and long grasses until ducking into large, thick stands of evergreens. You'll find a good deal of shade and canopy cover within the trees, making for a lovely trek in warmer weather.

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.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of flowers and country that feels like there should be animals around.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#15464

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#1,541

in Colorado

#15,464

Overall
57 Views Last Month
285 Since Jul 5, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running