Lizard Head Pass, elevation 10,222 feet, is a mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, on the border between Dolores and San Miguel counties. One of the top ten Scenic Byways in America, The San Juan National Forest.
Lizard Head Pass & San Juan Skyways
Forest: San Juan National Forest and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests
District: Dolores (San Juan National Forest) and Norwood (Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests) Ranger Districts
Description: The Lizard Head Pass is located above 10,000 feet and is surrounded with meadows scattered with wildflowers adjacent to spruce/fir and aspen forests with awe�inspiring backdrops of the snow covered peaks. Wildflowers of the area include Parry�s gentian (Pneumonanthe parryi), white marsh marigold (Psychrophila leptosepala), Colorado false hellebore (Veratrum tenuipetalum), bluebell bellflower (Campanula rotundifolia), and elephanthead lousewort (Pedicularis groenlandica). The Sa...