The Lizard Head Wilderness Area located to the southwest of Telluride and for purposes of this website, the Lizard Head section will also include nearby areas such as Trout Lake, Hope Lake, Lizard Head Pass, Dunton, and perhaps other yet to be named regions & locales.

There is an excellent network of trails – including the Cross Mountain Trail –  in this area which provide a change of scenery from trails and areas immediately adjacent to the Town of Telluride.  You can access the Lizard Head Wilderness area from either the north via Sunshine Mesa, Wilson Mesa, and Fall Creek (by driving down valley toward Placerville), or via trails from the south via the Lizard Head Pass area … as well as from nearby Dunton.