Holy Cross Wilderness Area

JMorgan Wilderness Areas

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Located east of Aspen, this Wilderness Area was named for the 14,011 foot Mount of the Holy Cross, one of just twenty-five peaks in the Area over 14,000 feet in elevation. Please note, a free permit is required for Wilderness access please contact the US Forest Service at 970-827-5715 or visit www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver/recreation/wilderness/holycross/index

USGS Topo Maps Link:

Nast Homestake Reservoir Mount Jackson Mount of the Holy Cross
Fulford Grouse Mountain Minturn

Established:  1980

Acres:  122,797

Elevation Range:  8,000 to 14,003 feet


Mount of the Holy Cross- 14,011 feet

Towns:  Minturn, Leadville, Aspen, Vail

Hunting Areas:  44, 45, 444, 48