Holy Cross Trail
ElevationAscent: 159' 48 m
Descent: -511' -156 m
High: 5,199' 1,585 m
Low: 4,784' 1,458 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“A rugged trail in the Lunch Loops Area.”— D L
Begin east on Holy Cross, passing Prenup after a few hundred yards on the right. Holy Cross is uninterrupted from this junction to Holy Bucket. Begin what initially is a rugged descent before entering a challenging up an down adjacent to a cliff on the right.
After this unnerving section of trail, Holy Cross climbs and descends through a series of unrelenting physical and mental challenges all the way to Holy Bucket trail at a fork on the right.
Continue left at this junction, at which point most of the ruggedness is behind and run to another trail junction with Clunker on the right. Climb left at this intersection to Coyote Ridge Trail near the intersections with Miramonte, Miramonte Rim, Ali Ali Loop, and Ali Alley trails, and the terminus of Holy Cross.
To return to the Tabeguache trailhead, take Ali Alley to Raven Ridge. Go right and descend Curt's Lane.
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Land Manager: BLM Colorado - Grand Junction Field Office