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Recommended Routes in Crestone - 2

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Favorite Looking east toward the peaks above Willow Lake.
Very Difficult

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
Favorite Hiking up the Phantom Terrace rewards you with phenomenal views of the Sangre de Cristos
Difficult

Venable - Comanche Loop

12.2 mi 19.7 km 3,740' Up 1139.98 m Up 3,755' Down 1144.44 m Down

Westcliffe, CO

Crestone Hiking

  • 84 Miles 135 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Crestone - 14

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4.8 mi 7.8 km #1Willow Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Crestone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #2Kit Carson North Ridge
Very Difficult
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Very Difficult
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5.9 mi 9.5 km #3North Crestone Trail #744
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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9.5 mi 15.3 km #4Comanche Trail #746
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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1.5 mi 2.5 km #5Phantom Terrace #359
Difficult
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Difficult
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5.2 mi 8.3 km #6Horn Creek Trail #1342
Difficult
Westcliffe, CO
Difficult
Westcliffe, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Kit Carson Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #8Columbia Point
Very Difficult
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Very Difficult
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #9Challenger Point Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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4.4 mi 7.1 km #10Cottonwood Creek Trail #861
Difficult
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Difficult
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8.4 mi 13.6 km #11North Fork Crestone Trail #747
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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4.4 mi 7.1 km #12South Crestone Lake Trail #860
Intermediate/Difficult
Crestone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
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6.1 mi 9.7 km #13San Isabel Trail #858
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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3.4 mi 5.5 km #14Cottonwood Trail #1344
Difficult
Westcliffe, CO
Difficult
Westcliffe, CO

Photos of Crestone - 35

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Looking east toward the peaks above Willow Lake.
Sep 5, 2017 near Crestone, CO
View of Kit Carson Peak and San Luis Valley.
Jun 18, 2019 near Crestone, CO
At the 3 mile mark.
Sep 29, 2018 near Crestone, CO
Willow Lake moonrise.
Sep 5, 2017 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
Views abound along the Willow Lake Trail ascent.
Sep 5, 2017 near Crestone, CO
With loose scree along the North Slope ascent of Challenger Point, another reason to summit early.
Sep 5, 2017 near Crestone, CO