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We possess remained in the throes of an Indian summertime here in Southwest Colorado and also it has actually provided us the chance to hit the trail in maybe the most effective weather condition of the year. Not as well warm, no worries about mid-day thunderstorms and also uncrowded paths make for ideal hiking problems.
The increase to Lizard Head Pass from Durango was gorgeous. The day was bright and also sunny and also the Aspen were close to their peak golden shade. This walk begins a pleasant mild climb with spruce woodland and continues for about 2-2.5 miles prior to the sights open to what can just be described as sensational.
I recognize it seems like I explain several hikes in the same means yet that’s simply the way it is around here. The view includes Lizard Head, Cross Hill which is towered over by Mount Wilson as well as Gladstone Height and that’s simply the sight right in front of you.
Our intent was to climb up Cross Mountain itself which is a scramble over fairly high scree. Our pet dog, Ginger was having a bumpy ride on this rock so I wouldn’t recommend it for pups and we ended up turning back. There isn’t a lot of water on this trail in the fall so do bring extra water for your dog. Even though we really did not top Cross Hill, this walk is so worth it. We picked up a good lunch under Reptile Head while absorbing the huge surrounding peaks and soaked up the sunlight.
Cross Hill Path continues on and talks to Reptile Head Path offering you access to lots of miles of hiking in this wild area. The hiking stats for this path have actually already been posted last year so I won’t repeat those. If you wish to see those statistics visit Cross Hill Route.