Holy Cross Wilderness

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Holy Cross Wilderness

Submitted By: mtnfiend on November 30, 2010

Administrator: mtnfiend

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Colorado » Gore Range/Vail Pass

Deming Drop

Consistent 40+ degree pitch of sheer bliss for 1200+ feet.  In low snow years, a narrow choke can develop about half way down, other wise the couloir is quite wide.



The holy cross wilderness area spans more than 120,000 acres in the northern most part of the Sawatch mountain range.  It's name is derived from the 14,003' Mount of the Holy Cross.  This lone 14er is by no means the only mountain in the area.  More than 25 peaks over 13,000' dot this wilderness area.  Plenty of isolated wilderness exists in this area of Colorado.

How to Get There

This wilderness area has many trail heads, but it basically lies south of I-70 and west of hwy 24.  Vail/Minturn is on the north and Leadville is to the south.  The Homestake reservoir is surrounded by the wilderness, but does not actually lie within wilderness boundaries.

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