Lizard Head Trail
Scenic Loop Outside Telluride
Hike up through aspen and conifer forests, through meadows, sage bush and rocky ridges towards Lizard Head Peak. Immediately before the Peak, turn South and view volcanic-looking soil and Sheep Mountain in the distance. Follow the Cross Mountain Trail back down to CO-145. This is a great hike in the early fall when the gold aspen leaves are shimmering.
From Telluride take CO-145 South 18.5 miles to the Lizard Head Trailhead. This hike is most enjoyable by using two vehicles and setting a shuttle. The second car should be parked 2.25 miles further at the Cross Mountain Trailhead.