Lizard Head Pass

Durango, Colorado 81302

Lizard Head Pass

Lizard Head Pass Professional Review and Guide

"The trail begins at Lizard Head Pass and follows the old Denver & Rio Grande Railroad bed. The tracks have long since disappeared, but the railroad bed is still there and provides an easy-to-follow route from the pass back down through Lizard Head Meadows. From there the trail swings to the east and traverses the hill for about 1 mile. There are good views to the north of Trout Lake as you ski or snowshoe in and out of timber stands. Continue along the trail until it reaches North Trout Lake Road. This area is popular with snowmobilers, so expect to find some noise and traffic.

The trail crosses over Lake Fork Creek, where there is an old railroad trestle. Although this is a scenic and somewhat historic view, the trestle is posted as unsafe and is chained off. Forest officials are very concerned that the weight of snow and people could collapse it. When you reach the trestle, go around it. (Option: This is a good place to turn around and trek or ski back to the trailhead for a total of 5.5 miles.)"

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Wildflowers AMAZING, so many trails to explore well worth it.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 to 5 hours
Additional Use
Uncompahgre National Forest
Local Contacts
Some trails are groomed. Others ungroomed but well tracked
Trail/Surface Quality

Activity Feed

Nov 2018