Views of Mt. Holy Cross from the west side of Shrine Pass. Short walk to observation deck (handicap accessible). Popular area for mountain biking and hiking. Snow can block road even in July. Great wildflowers and fall color. MVUM not issued at time of this writing, but plans show licensed vehicles only. Check final MVUM.
Trail closed due to snow.
Submitted by Charles Wells
I drove this trail on June 26, 2018. Signs on the road indicate that unlicensed vehicles are allowed on this road for its entire length. The book incorrectly states they are not. At the time we wrote the book, the MVUM had not been issued and there was no way to know.
Tried both ends of Shrine today. The Vail Pass side was clear to 11,000 feet where extended snow fields begin...See More
Shrine open the full length. Looks like some trail repairs were done on the Red Cliff side.