Cross Mountain

Total Miles


3,603.30 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

After a lazy ride through a beautiful Union Park, this trail is quite a bit more challenging and takes you up an unrelenting climb of loose rocks to the top of Cross Mountain. At almost 12,000 feet elevation (11,794), there are incredible 360-degree views of the Taylor River, several mountain ranges, and the Gunnison National Forest. There are some old mining cabins as you begin the climb and also about halfway up. At the summit, there are several crosses as well as rocks laid out in a cross off the southwest side.

Photos of Cross Mountain

Cross Mountain
Cross Mountain
Cross Mountain


There is one steep, rocky section with ledges and a drop off.


The mining cabins are from the gold mining era which started in this area in the 1870s.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Scott Davis
Jul 07, 2023

Access Description

Leave from Taylor Park Trading Post. Head out on the Union Park trail. SxS, ATVs, and dirt bikes travel over the metal bridge south of the Trading Post. High Clearance 4X4s start just south of the bridge. Travel south through Union Park, cross Lottis Creek and follow the trail to the Y at the beaver ponds.

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