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Recommended Routes in Holy Cross Wilderness - 6

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Favorite From the summit of Holy Cross, looking southwest I believe
Difficult

Mt. of the Holy Cross

10.4 mi 16.8 km 5,312' Up 1619.2 m Up 5,311' Down 1618.89 m Down

Minturn, CO
Favorite Views of Mount of the Holy Cross don't get much better than this.
Difficult

Notch Mountain

10.9 mi 17.5 km 2,831' Up 862.98 m Up 2,831' Down 862.78 m Down

Minturn, CO
Favorite Great view of Missouri Lakes in September
Difficult

Fancy Pass to Missouri Lakes

8.8 mi 14.2 km 2,460' Up 749.66 m Up 2,454' Down 748.04 m Down

Minturn, CO
Favorite View from the summit with Summit Cairn marker - looking South/Southwest.
Difficult

New York Mountain to Nolan Lake to Peter Estin Hut

14.7 mi 23.7 km 3,431' Up 1045.73 m Up 3,576' Down 1090.1 m Down

Edwards, CO
Favorite Marshy "lake" along the Cross Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Cross Creek Out-and-Back

10.6 mi 17.1 km 1,759' Up 536.03 m Up 1,759' Down 536.04 m Down

Minturn, CO
Favorite Small cascade along East Lake Creek
Intermediate

East Lake Creek Out and Back

7.3 mi 11.7 km 1,427' Up 434.8 m Up 1,426' Down 434.7 m Down

Edwards, CO

Holy Cross Wilderness Hiking

  • 233 Miles 375 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 23 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Holy Cross Wilderness - 35

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4.7 mi 7.6 km #1Missouri Lakes Trail #2003
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO 27 
2.3 mi 3.6 km #2Timberline Lake
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO 14 
14.6 mi 23.5 km #3Cross Creek Trail #2006
Difficult
Minturn, CO
Difficult
Minturn, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km #4Lyle Lake Trail #1919
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
3.0 mi 4.9 km #5Notch Mountain Trail #2000
Difficult
Minturn, CO
Difficult
Minturn, CO
13.3 mi 21.4 km #6CDT: Timberline Lake to Tennessee Pass (CO Sec. 25)
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #7Middle Lake Trail #2223
Difficult
Edwards, CO
Difficult
Edwards, CO
4.0 mi 6.5 km #8Fancy Pass Trail #2006
Difficult
Minturn, CO
Difficult
Minturn, CO 11 
4.9 mi 7.8 km #9Lake Charles Trail #1899
Intermediate
Edwards, CO
Intermediate
Edwards, CO
8.7 mi 14.0 km #10Fall Creek Trail #2001
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO

Photos of Holy Cross Wilderness - 99

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Great view of Missouri Lakes in September
Sep 20, 2020 near Avon, CO
From the summit of Holy Cross, looking southwest I believe
Jul 28, 2017 near Minturn, CO
Cairns like these mark the route above the drainage.
Jul 15, 2018 near Minturn, CO
Views of Mount of the Holy Cross don't get much better than this.
Aug 6, 2017 near Minturn, CO
Beautiful view of Fancy Lake
Dec 2, 2014 near Minturn, CO
Early August wildflowers are spectacular here.
Aug 6, 2017 near Minturn, CO
Nice view down East Lake Creek
Oct 16, 2020 near Edwards, CO
Small cascade along East Lake Creek
Oct 16, 2020 near Edwards, CO