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171 mi 275 km of trail 4 Hikes

Easy Trails 3 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 18 Trails

Hikes in Holy Cross Wilderness - 4

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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 • Out and Back • 5,312 ft Ascent 1619.2 m Ascent

(25) 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 • Out and Back • 2,831 ft Ascent 862.98 m Ascent

(7) 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 • Point to Point • 3,431 ft Ascent 1045.73 m Ascent

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

Cross Creek Out-and-Back

10.6 mi 17.1 km • Loop • 1,759 ft Ascent 536.03 m Ascent

(6) Minturn, CO

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
4.7 mi 7.6 km Minturn, CO 21 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #2Notch Mountain Trail #2000
Difficult
Minturn, CO
Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km Minturn, CO
13.3 mi 21.4 km #3CDT: Timberline Lake to Tennessee Pass (CO Sec. 25)
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
13.3 mi 21.4 km Leadville North, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #4Middle Lake Trail #2223
Difficult
Edwards, CO
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Edwards, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km #5Lyle Lake Trail #1919
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.2 mi 5.2 km Leadville North, CO
4.0 mi 6.5 km #6Fancy Pass Trail #2006
Difficult
Minturn, CO
Difficult
4.0 mi 6.5 km Minturn, CO 10 
2.3 mi 3.6 km #7Timberline Lake
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.6 km Leadville North, CO 10 
14.6 mi 23.5 km #8Cross Creek Trail #2006
Difficult
Minturn, CO
Difficult
14.6 mi 23.5 km Minturn, CO
8.7 mi 14.0 km #9Fall Creek Trail #2001
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
8.7 mi 14.0 km Minturn, CO
7.0 mi 11.2 km #10Beaver Lake Trail #2109
Intermediate/Difficult
Avon, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
7.0 mi 11.2 km Avon, CO
13.3 mi 21.4 km #11CT - Segment 10: Timberline Lake to Mount Massive
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
13.3 mi 21.4 km Leadville North, CO
2.7 mi 4.3 km #12Whitney Lake Trail #2002
Difficult
Minturn, CO
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.3 km Minturn, CO
7.7 mi 12.5 km #13West Grouse Creek Trail #2129
Difficult
Minturn, CO
Difficult
7.7 mi 12.5 km Minturn, CO
5.7 mi 9.2 km #14New York Mountain Trail #1876
Difficult
Edwards, CO
Difficult
5.7 mi 9.2 km Edwards, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #15Tuhare Lakes Route
Intermediate
Minturn, CO
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Minturn, CO
6.1 mi 9.8 km #16Eagle Lake Trail #1915
Intermediate/Difficult
Edwards, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
6.1 mi 9.8 km Edwards, CO
12.2 mi 19.7 km #17East Lake Creek Trail #1880
Intermediate
Edwards, CO
Intermediate
12.2 mi 19.7 km Edwards, CO
0.4 mi 0.7 km #18New York Mountain Summit Spur
Intermediate
Edwards, CO
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Edwards, CO
2.4 mi 3.9 km #19New York Lake Trail #2221
Difficult
Edwards, CO
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Edwards, CO
4.9 mi 7.8 km #20Lake Charles Trail #1899
Intermediate
Edwards, CO
Intermediate
4.9 mi 7.8 km Edwards, CO

Photos of Holy Cross Wilderness - 88

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From the summit of Holy Cross, looking southwest I believe
Jul 28, 2017 near Minturn, CO
Beautiful view of Fancy Lake
Dec 2, 2014 near Minturn, CO
Cairns like these mark the route above the drainage.
Jul 15, 2018 near Minturn, CO
Nearing Fancy Lake
Dec 2, 2014 near Minturn, CO
Views of Mount of the Holy Cross don't get much better than this.
Aug 6, 2017 near Minturn, CO
Early August wildflowers are spectacular here.
Aug 6, 2017 near Minturn, CO
The eastern side of Missouri Lakes.
Jul 26, 2016 near Avon, CO
Missouri Lakes
Jul 26, 2016 near Avon, CO