Cross Mountain WSA

Address:

455 Emerson Street Craig, CO 81625

Latitude/Longitude:
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Directions:
The Cross Mountain WSA is located in Moffat County, approximately 15 miles west of Maybell; 45 miles west of Craig. The area is bordered on the south by Dinosaur National Monument. The Ant Hills, Chew Winter Camp, Peterson Draw, and Vale of Tears WSAs are also nearby.
CLIMBING
CAMPING
HIKING
WATER SPORTS

Cross Mountain WSA

Cross Mountain itself is an oblong, flat-topped land mass that rises over 2,200 feet above the floodplain of the Yampa River and the Little Snake River. The mountain trends north-south and forms an easily-identifiable landmark in the region. Cross Mountain itself is an oblong, flat-topped land mass that rises over 2,200 feet above the floodplain of the Yampa River and the Little Snake River. The mountain trends north-south and forms an easily-identifiable landmark in the region. The Yampa River cut a 1,000-foot-deep gorge, the Cross Mountain Canyon, through the mountain, forming a classic example of a superimposed river gorge with spectacular geologic history. Erosion of the mountain's east and west flanks has exposed colorful, rocky rims, side canyons and rock outcrops. The Yampa River in the Canyon provides the expert kayaker with high risk and challenging whitewater not found elsewhere in the region. The south end of the mountain is excellent for day hikes while the north end of the mountain provides a large area for backpacking and backcountry camping. Numerous side canyons allow for exploration and boulder scrambling. Activities enjoyed in the area include: Hiking, backpacking, photography, hunting, fishing, scenic viewing, wildlife viewing, and enjoying our cultural heritage.