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Mt. of the Holy Cross Fourteener 5-Panel Mesh Trucker Hat


Classic trucker cap style with fabrics that make it very breathable.

• 47% cotton, 28% nylon, 25% polyester
• Five-panel with higher profile
• Flatbill, can be bent
• Snapback closure

Mount of the Holy Cross is located in the Holy Cross Wilderness of White River National Forest. This summit has been the subject of photographers, painters, and more. Besides, it has been featured in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - The Cross of Snow.

The name Mount of the Holy Cross was given due to its distinctive cross-shaped snowfield on its northeast face. Also, the summit was proclaimed Holy Cross National Monument on May 11, 1929, by Herbert Hoover. The first recorded ascent of the Holy Cross was by F. V. Hayden in 1873.

The picture of Mount of the Holy Cross was first captured in 1873 by W. H. Jackson during one of Hayden's geographical surveys. It was published in the National Geographic magazine.

Importantly, the summit has a mythological peak with a snowy cross that lingered all summer. It was a sign of God’s stamp of approval on American westward expansion. However, it became a holy place where the sick sought healing.


Mount of the Holy Cross features an elevation of 14,005 ft approximately (4267 m). Additionally, it has an elevation gain of 1,686m and a prominence of 2,113ft (644m).

Mountain Range

Mount of the Holy Cross is a high and conspicuous peak in the northern Sawatch Range of The Rocky Mountains of North America.

Main Trail Length

Mount of the Holy Cross trail is an 18.8km heavily trafficked out and back trail. Again, this trail is recommended for only experienced adventurers.

Closest Town

Mount of the Holy Cross is located near the town of Red Cliff in Eagle County, Colorado. This high mountain summit is 10.7 km west-southwest of the town of Red Cliff.