Crater Lake Trail

Telluride, Colorado

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This popular trail climbs steadily to alpine Crater Lake, nestled in the base of North Twilight Peak. Hikers enjoy top-of-the-world views along the trail, interspersed with passages through wild?ower meadows and dense spruce-?r forest. Fishing at the forest-edged lake or climbing above timberline to a saddle between peaks highlights this one-or two day trip.
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Best Hikes with Kids Colorado

by Maureen Keilty (The Mountaineers Books)

This popular trail climbs steadily to alpine Crater Lake, nestled in the base of North Twilight Peak.

Hikers enjoy top-of-the-world views along the trail, interspersed with passages through wild?ower meadows and dense spruce-?r forest. Fishing at the forest-edged lake or climbing above timberline to a saddle between peaks highlights this one-or two day trip.

© 2012 Maureen Keilty /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Telluride
Distance: 5.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 5-5.5 hours
Season & Limits: Late-May to mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 10,744 feet
Top Elevation: 11,634 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: For current conditions and more information, contact the Columbine Ranger District, www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan or (970) 247-4874
Local Maps: USGS Snowden Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Crater Lake Trail

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Apr 2018