For at least the last 100 years, the sight of Lizard Head Peak has enthralled all who traveled across Lizard Head Pass between the towns of Dolores and Telluride. Protruding abruptly above the eastern end of the San Miguel Mountains, this 13,113-foot pinnacle of rock was featured in the logo of Otto Mears’s Rio Grande Northwestern Railroad. In 1912 an erroneous newspaper story claimed that the landmark had actually collapsed, much to the shock of its readers. Today, the stunning spire still captures the imaginations of motorists heading north on Colorado Highway 145. Those who wish to get a much closer look at Lizard Head can follow a roundabout route to its base for a worm’s-eye view.
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Trail Statistics & Information
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|Season||July to September|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,040 ft|
|Top Elevation||12,147 ft|
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