Lizard Head Pass North Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Lizard Head Pass North

CO, USA

"One of the most spectacular routes in the world." John Summerson, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike).

Page Contributor(s): John Summerson, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) 2nd Edition; Bruce Hamilton, La Quinta, CA

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Climb Summary


Cycling Lizard Head Pass from the North

Ride 11.9 miles gaining 2,055’ at 2.4% average grade (steepest ¼ mile is 7.8%).

“While not a difficult ascent, the north side of Lizard Head Pass is one of the most spectacular routes in the world.  After its start within some trees you soon come to a meadow and stunning views of peaked mountains.  A Descent follows back into the trees.  Views soon reappear however.  Never steep, the several descents knock down its average grade.  The climb ends at the signed pass at over 10,000 feet.”  This quote is presented with the approval of John Summerson, from his book The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in Colorado, page 136.

View northeast at mil 5.5

Just beginning a 1.3 mile descent.

View southeast from the northern end of Trout Lake at mile 10.2