Cross Creek Trail #2006


The Cross Creek trail begins at Tigiwon Road #707 and ends at the junction of Missouri Lakes Trail #2003 and Fancy Creek Trail #2006a: The trail begins following a ridge and then drops down to Cross Creek. There is a bridge crossing at 1 mile in a meadow that is usually filled with wildflowers. This, or a view of Mount of the Holy Cross from a rock outcropping a bit further, make nice destinations for a short day hike. From here the trail continues through alternating conifer forest and open meadows before reaching Treasrure Vault Lake and the intersection with the Missouri Lakes Trail #2003 and Fancy Pass Trail #2006a at 15.3 miles in an open alpine meadow.

* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Each party staying overnight in the Holy Cross Wilderness is required to self-register at the trailhead and to carry a copy of the registration with them during their visit. There is no fee charged and no limit to the number of permits issued.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: See Holy Cross Wilderness Regulations
Closest Towns: Minturn

General Information


Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn and Hwy. 24. Turn right onto Hwy 24 and continue for 5 miles, passing through Minturn, to Tigiwon Road #707 (this road is on the right immediately before crossing a bridge over the Eagle River). Turn right onto this dirt road and continue about 2 miles to the trailhead on the right.

Recreation Map

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River and Stream Fishing

Cross Creek
Water Temperaturecold
Fish Speciestrout
Special DesignationsThe Colorado Division of Wildlife sets fishing regulations. Obtain their Colorado Fishing Regulations handbook for regulations.


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  Area/Length : 
15.3 miles

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  Elevation : 
8520 - 11816


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