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blue Cross Mountain Trail #637

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,934' 589 m
Descent: -21' -6 m
High: 11,940' 3,639 m
Low: 10,027' 3,056 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

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

Zander Göpfert

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

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.

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#18,505

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