Mount of the Holy Cross Trail
This second hike in the Holy Cross Wilderness is a challenging pilgrimage to the summit of Mount of the Holy Cross. It is a tough day hike on steep grades and long stretches of trailless bouldering, but it is also one of the most rewarding hikes in the entire state. There are unforgettable views of the namesake mountain and its trademark cross, demanding scrambles up a succession of thirteener peaks and a fourteener peak, and a deep valley descent. A truly epic day is in store. Bring plenty of food and water and a good map, plan on an alpine start (at least 3 AM), and set aside about 11 hours to complete the loop.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||6,790 ft|
|Skill Level||Very Strenuous|
|Season||Late June through October|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,315 ft|
|Top Elevation||14,005 ft|
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