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 Post subject: Road to Lighted Cross in Canyon?
Post Posted: Jun 23, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Does anyone know the road to get to the large Lighted Cross on the mountainside in the canyon (285)?

Not looking to start any kind of debate on the pros/cons of this cross. Just, how does one get to it? I understand there's a small cemetery up there as well.

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Post Posted: Jun 23, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Use the Olinger Cemetery road from Turkey Creek Rd, less than a mile after turning off Hwy 285 before Parmalee Gulch if you're going toward Morrison. Its gated but I can't recall the hours of operation (when the gate opens and closes). Cemetery still very much in operation. Road is dirt with many hairpin turns.

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It's very, very curvy. Don't take an RV, a limo or anything long on it. :lol:

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The cemetary is lovely, and yes, take a jeep, or high clearance SUV!!!! Enjoy!

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I know the road is not open after dark, but I do not know how soon before dark they close it.

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Awesome information, all! Thank you very much!


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I love to go to Mount Lindo Cemetery. It has the most spectacular views of the city and the most spectacular views of our mountains to the Southwest. Its such a beautiful serene place. The turn off is maybe a quarter mile on the left going toward Tiny Town off 285. You will really enjoy it. Maybe its time for me to go there again.


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Again, thanks to everyone who responded here, for the information. And BarbL is correct -- about 1/4 mile on the left going toward Tiny Town off 285.

It was GREAT! I didn't think it would be that breath-taking. Only went up there because my wife has been wanting to "find it" for years. So, finally got around to it (round tuit) ;-), on Monday. We got there at 5:30pm. Fortunately, the temperatures and breeze were awesome. Unfortunately, the gates lock at 6pm. So, couldn't stay up there that long. Wish we could get up there to see the city lights at night.


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Glad you enjoyed it. Next time go earlier so you can take your time and take it in. It takes your breath away.


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I am a Colo native and had been told many times it was put there,built by a loving husband for his wife so she could see it for miles away and see his love.


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There is a discussion of the history of the Cross in an old thread in the Local History Forum
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