Cross Mountain Trail Loop

TIME: 3 hours out and back to the technical end of the trail beneath Lizard Head; 6 hours, with lunch, over Black Face to Lizard Head Trailhead on Highway 145

DISTANCE: 3.4 miles, one way, to the juncture with Lizard Head Trail; 9. miles to Lizard Head trailhead on Highway 145; add 2.2 miles to take the right-of-way west of the highway back to the Cross Mountain trailhead—the complete loop is 11.7 miles

 

ELEVATION GAIN: Around 2,000 feet

MAXIMUM ELEVATION: 12,147 feet on the unnamed knob below Lizard Head Peak

DIFFICULTY: Difficult

TRAILHEAD: Highway 145, 3 miles southwest of the parking area for Lizard Head trailhead