Crystal Peak

Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Crystal Peak

Crystal Peak Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Crystal Peak, like many of its neighbors in the Tenmile Range, is a friendly peak in all seasons. Similar to Quandary’s East Face, Crystal’s East Face often holds stable snow throughout the spring / early summer season from February to July. There are a number of attributes that make Crystal enticing for the backcountry traveler.

First, being low-angle and docile, its East Face provides a perfect introductory tour for the aspiring backcountry skier. While the route certainly features a section or two of steep snow that can slide during periods of instability, it is for the most part very mellow. Second, access to the trailhead is straightforward (being roughly 2 hours from Denver) and the road heading up to it is plowed year-round."

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Trail Information

Breckenridge
Nearby City
9.5
Distance
3,452 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round. Best early March to late June.
Season
10,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
13,852 feet
Top Elevation
Trails Illustrated #109: Breckenridge / Tennessee Pass; USGS: Breckenridge.
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Dec 2018