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Favorite Looking east toward the peaks above Willow Lake.
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Kit Carson and Challenger

14.1 mi 22.6 km 5,550' Up 1691.67 m Up 5,550' Down 1691.69 m Down

Crestone, CO
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Crestone Hiking

  • 39 Miles 63 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Crestone - 11

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4.8 mi 7.8 km #1Willow Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #2Kit Carson North Ridge
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5.9 mi 9.5 km #3North Crestone Trail #744
Intermediate Intermediate
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Intermediate Intermediate
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9.5 mi 15.3 km #4Comanche Trail #746
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #5Columbia Point
Very Difficult Very Difficult
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0.6 mi 1.0 km #6Kit Carson Trail
Difficult Difficult
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Difficult Difficult
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Challenger Point Trail
Difficult Difficult
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Difficult Difficult
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4.4 mi 7.1 km #8Cottonwood Creek Trail #861
Difficult Difficult
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Difficult Difficult
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4.4 mi 7.1 km #9South Crestone Lake Trail #860
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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6.1 mi 9.7 km #10San Isabel Trail #858
Intermediate Intermediate
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Intermediate Intermediate
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Willow Lake moonrise.
Sep 5, 2017 near Crestone, CO
Views abound along the Willow Lake Trail ascent.
Sep 5, 2017 near Crestone, CO
Looking east toward the peaks above Willow Lake.
Sep 5, 2017 near Crestone, CO
Humbolt, Columbia Point, and the Crestones on a hazy day, just below the Kit Carson Summit.
Jul 30, 2018 near Crestone, CO
At the 3 mile mark.
Sep 29, 2018 near Crestone, CO
Willow Park, about a third of the way from trailhead to Willow Lake, is a one hour walk. This is early winter. The trail goes right by Willow Park so you can't possibly miss it. Challenger Point is seen in the middle; Willow Lake is in the bowl on left.
Apr 10, 2019 near Crestone, CO
Looking back on the San Luis Valley after entering the meadow.
Jun 18, 2019 near Crestone, CO
View of Kit Carson Peak and San Luis Valley.
Jun 18, 2019 near Crestone, CO

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