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Half Moon Pass Backcountry Hike - Fall Colors


Half Moon Pass Backcountry Hike - Fall Colors
Date/Time
Registration Begins
4/29/2019
Last Day To Register
9/11/2019 4:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 9/12/2005
Location
318 Walking Mountains Lane
Avon, CO 81620, US
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Half Moon Pass is a beautiful alpine pass along the trail to Mount of the Holy Cross. This hike climbs on the Holy Cross trail for 1.5 miles to treeline at the summit of Half Moon Pass, on the shoulder of Notch Mountain. We then descend 1,000 feet into West Cross Creek where we will enjoy lunch before climbing back up the pass. The descent into W. Cross Creek has some of the most spectacular views of the Holy Cross Basin & Mount of the Holy Cross, making this hike one not to miss, and a great experience for those not up for a full peak climb of Holy Cross. 

  • Difficulty: Blue
  • Length: 6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 2,343 ft
  • Peak Elevation: 11,600 ft
  • Highlights: Mountain Views / Panorama Views / Alpine

Registration closes at 4:00 pm the day before the hike. 

Cost
$80.00 per Participant

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