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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Cebolla Ranger District

Quick Facts

Crystal Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2682 Meters)
Difficulty: Difficult
Length: 4.0 Miles (6.4 Kilometers) to Crystal Lake
Length: 7 Miles (11.67 Kilometers) to the intersection with Larson Lakes Trail
Length: 11 Miles (18.33 Kilometers) to the intersection of Ridge Stock Driveway Trail
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 235
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Lake City and Uncompahgre Peak


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General Description

The Crystal Lake Trail is an old jeep trial that has been closed to motor vehicles and is steep for most of the way to Crystal Lake. At the lake, there is an old cabin which can be used as a shelter. Past the intersection with the Larson Lakes Trail, one enters the Big Blue Wilderness.

Directions from Lake City: Take Highway 149 north toward Gunnison. About 1/4 mile past the town limits, turn left toward the old Lake City Cemetery. Follow the road and turn right just in front of the cemetery entrance. The trail begins approximately 1/2 mile past the cemetery.

Directions from Lake City: Use the same access as the Larson Lakes Trail #236:Take Highway 149 north toward Gunnison. About 1/4 mile past the town limits, turn left toward the old Lake City Cemetery. Follow the road and turn right just in front of the cemetery entrance. The trail begins approximately 1/2 mile past the cemetery.



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ICON Hiking & Walking Crystal Lake Trail
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Gunnison County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 36 , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-1501

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