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Rival the Ivy League
Mountain biking can be dangerous - please know your skill level and be appropriately prepared with PPE before starting any trail.
This Holy Cross segment connects the popular Holy Bucket and Clunker trails in the Lower Morrison Basin area off of Little Park Road. It is designed to be technically challenging in parts for mountain bikers, but it is an easy hike.
Does the name come from some lost religious connotation? The trail's ability to cross terrain and connect other trails? One may never know...
Starting from the broad clear area by boulders at the intersection of Clunker, the Clunker-Miramonte Connector, the trail heads east along the base of a cliff before turning south and getting a little rougher. A small blind corner passes under a boulder, with a bit of exposure on the east side where watching your footing and looking out for oncoming bikes can be tricky. Once past that, things become easier again. You descend into a draw and then go through a boulder field before hitting the south side of the Lower Morrison Basin. The trail turns east and crosses several small drainages that are usually dry at the pinyon-juniper woodland edge. Eventually, the trail hits a T on some rocks and boulders just before the eastern edge of the Lower Morrison Basin. Turning right will take you further up/back the Holy Cross Trail. Turning left will start you on Holy Bucket, heading towards a trailhead.
A seasonal creek exists, but it is best to bring your own because you don't want to be on this mud when it is wet.
This trail is rated Black (Advanced) for mountain bikers.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.