Lizard Head Pass North Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3
FIETS
11.9 mi
DISTANCE
2,050 ft
GAINED
2.4 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

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

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This 11.9 mile bike climb is located in CO, USA. The average gradient is 2.4% and there is a total elevation gain of 2,050 ft, finishing at 9,748 ft.

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Difficulty: Moderate
4
Road
3
Traffic
5
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May 28, 2022
difficulty: Moderate
scenery: 5
traffic: 3
road: 4
May 28, 2022
scenery: 5
traffic: 3
road: 4
Tremendous ride, would highly recommend if you're in the area. Beautiful scenery and fun climbs and drops. Depending on the time of year traffic can be rough since this road leads to Telluride and mountain village, but that's the only detriment.
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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