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Quick Facts

Tigiwon Road

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General Description

This easily accessed, graded dirt road provides beautiful scenery and a destination at a log lodge built in the 1930's. Originally built as a shelter for those traveling to Mount of the Holy Cross, this lodge is a favorite spot for weddings, picnics, reunions, etc.

The road continues beyond the lodge to Tigiwon Campground. It then climbs two miles further to two trailheads accessing the Holy Cross Wilderness, Half Moon Pass and Fall Creek. Back down the road, about two miles from the bottom, is the Cross Creek trailhead.

Tigiwon is one of the most popular two wheel drive roads in the area, and is only a couple of miles outside of the town of Minturn and the I-70 exit. Wildflowers are generally exceptional on this road.

Please do not "cut" around the switchbacks. Stay on the road to avoid erosion.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed. Opening date July 1st. May open earlier(June 20th) if conditions permit. Very rough and rocky. Updated: 2001-05-16 10:57:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing
ICON Mountain Biking Tigiwon Road can be ridden, but remember, bicycles are NOT PERMITTED IN WILDERNESS AREAS.
ICON Scenic Driving Tigiwon Road is accessible for 2 WD vehicles.
ICON Snowmobiling
ICON Snowshoeing
ICON Viewing Scenery

Related Activities
Holy Cross Wilderness Trails - Holy Cross District - The Holy Cross Ranger District portion of the Holy Cross Wilderness lies to the southwest of Vail and Minturn. The different trails are accessed from either US Hwy. 24, Tigiwon Road, or Homestake Road.

Tigiwon Campground - Tigiwon Campground is located near the end of Tigiwon Road, south of Minturn, at an elevation of 9,900 feet. Tigiwon is an improved gravel road, accessible in 2 WD vehicles.

Tigiwon Lodge - Tigiwon is a large log lodge available for public functions. It sits in a scenic area near the top of Tigiwon Road, south of Minturn, at an elevation of 10,000 feet.

Upper Eagle River General Forest Area - The Upper Eagle River General Forest Area includes most of the area from Minturn, south to Tennessee Pass.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Vail Valley Partnership, 100 East Meadow Drive , Vail, CO, 81657, Phone: 800-525-3875, Fax: 970-476-6008, www.visitvailvalley.com


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