Mount of the Holy Cross

Chiselled out by the forces of Nature, centuries before the dawn of human history, was this sacred emblem, which is visible far to the left after passing through Eagle River Canon and just before reaching Minturn. High up, almost to the mountain's top, stands this monument of Christianity in the form of a cross of snow. During the warm days of June, July and August it is very plain, being caused by the winter's snow remaining in two transverse canons on the mountain side.

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