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Cross Mountain Trail

This trail crosses multiple ski slope meadows, forests and small streams with relatively minimal climbing.

2.59 Miles
342' Ascent
637' Descent
9,929' High
9,451' Low
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About Cross Mountain Trail

Cross Mountain Trail is an intermediate hiking trail connecting the Elk Camp area with West Snowmass. This trail crosses the Snowmass Ski Area through dense forests and open alpine meadows with views towards Snowmass Village.

This trail is most easily accessed by taking the gondola* up to Elk Camp.


*Requires a lift ticket


If planning on taking the gondola up to Elk Camp to get on this trail, plan on parking in theĀ Base Village parking structure. Parking is free during the summer.

Alternatively, you can park at the Upper Divide Parking Lot if planning to approach this trail via the Campground Connector trail.

Map Location of Parking Lot

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Snowmass offers some of the best hiking trails in the valley. You can expect to find spectacular views, wildflowers, rolling meadows, dense forests and a wide variety of wildlife that can be spotted from the trail.

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Snowmass Village has everything you need to gear up for your next hiking adventure. Local shops offer the latest in outdoor gear and apparel to make the most of your time outside.

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Getting to Snowmass is easy and getting to the trailhead is even easier. Snowmass Village boasts plentiful free parking at multiple locations making it hassle-free to get out of your vehicle and to the trailhead.

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