Shrine Pass

3.8/5 (26 reviews)
The pass is located at the northern end of the Sawatch Range and is a popular shortcut from I-70 to the town of Red Cliff and the more interesting off-road trails such as Holy Cross, , Ptarmigan Pass, and McCallister Gulch. The pass offers scenic views of wildflower meadows and pine woodlands during...Read More
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Highlights of Shrine Pass

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Overland Category IconOverland
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
11173 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
06/21 - 11/15
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
709.1
Nearest Town
Red Cliff
Nearest Services
Vail
Management Agency
White River National Forest
District
Holy Cross Ranger District

Overview

The pass is located at the northern end of the Sawatch Range and is a popular shortcut from I-70 to the town of Red Cliff and the more interesting off-road trails such as Holy Cross, , Ptarmigan Pass, and McCallister Gulch. The pass offers scenic views of wildflower meadows and pine woodlands during the summer and autumn months, as well as a distant view of Mount of the Holy Cross to the north.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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12 Waypoints
38 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
26 Community Reviews
1 Video
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