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Mount of the Holy Cross

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This 14,000-foot mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park is named for the...

This 14,000-foot mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park is named for the snow that forms a cross on its eastern side.

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Unbelievable hike!

Amazing hike for my first fourteener! Got a really early start since I wasn't camping, but did notice the campgrounds looked nice and clean. Would definitely recommend this hike!

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Megan F

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Amazing hike for my first fourteener! Got a really early start since I wasn't camping, but did notice the campgrounds looked nice and clean. Would definitely recommend this hike!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Start early and slow. There is no rush for the beautiful trail. The trail is one person width. It would be hard to miss the trail. Take a compass. Only Sprint service worked in our group. My t-mobile had no service. Take more water that you think you need. There are no bugs in Colorado because they are ALL up... More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

Great fourteener for a non first timer. Cute campground at the bottom (halfmoon). Nice to spend the night so you can get an early start. There is also a campground halfway up if you want to pack it in. The one on the way up is right next to the river so there's fresh water. Note, it's quite a hike.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We were hiking in the area and were looking for 14er to climb. Mount of the Holy Cross sounded intriguing, so we chose it. I'm glad we did! The road to the trail head is close to Vail and Highway 70. This road is rated for 2 wheel drive vehicles, but be aware that it is a bumpy ride. My... More 

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