Holy Cross

As extreme as it gets with challenging obstacles and beautiful views.

Total Miles

3

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Elevation
11,500'
Duration
11 Hours
Technical Rating
9 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Holy Cross
This is as extreme as it gets. Open to unlicensed vehicles June 21 to November 22nd, this is a very popular trail with infamous obstacles like French Creek and Cleveland Rock. Very experienced riders only. Enjoy beautiful views and historical sites along the way. Expect heavy traffic.
History
Holy Cross City once had a population of about 300 people, a school and a hotel. Look around and you should be able to count about 17 foundations along with a dwindling number of cabins. The town survived only a few short years during the 1880s.
Getting There
Find Homestake Road, F.S. 703, off Highway 24 between mile markers 156 and 157. The turn is on the south side of the road a few miles north of Camp Hale and about 20 miles north of Leadville. Drive south 7.3 miles past Gold Park F.S. Campground to the wellmarked trail on right.
Contact for Current Conditions
White River N.F.
Holy Cross R.D.
(970) 827-5715