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Crater Lake is nestled in a beautiful mountain cirque surrounded by jagged peaks. Crater Lake and Mirror Lake both offer jaw-dropping views of rugged peaks, especially Lone Eagle Peak which is known for its dramatic, pointy summit. This is one of the most iconic views in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Overnight Trip: Crater Lake can be accessed via Monarch Lake on the west side of the Indian Peaks Wilderness or from the east side via Brainard Lake and Pawnee Pass. Most people visit Crater Lake on a backpacking trip, but you could also access as a long day hike.

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Nearby Trails

14.9 mi 24.0 km Monarch Lake to Crater Lake
Intermediate
Granby, CO
Intermediate
14.9 mi 24.0 km Granby, CO
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - All clear to the lake! Couple fallen trees but big deal.
58 days ago
64 
15.7 mi 25.2 km High Lonesome Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
15.7 mi 25.2 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
Dry
13 days ago
66 
5.3 mi 8.5 km Ouzel Falls & Back
Intermediate
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5.3 mi 8.5 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry
23 days ago
96 
4.4 mi 7.1 km Hessie to Lost Lake
Easy/Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Easy/Intermediate
4.4 mi 7.1 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
Dry
19 days ago
63 
26.5 mi 42.6 km Pawnee-Buchanan Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
26.5 mi 42.6 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
Dry: Perfect
35 days ago
38 
8.6 mi 13.8 km South Arapaho Peak
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
8.6 mi 13.8 km Nederland, CO
Minor Issues
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud
24 days ago
41 
5.4 mi 8.7 km Mitchell Lake Trail Out and Back
Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.7 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
Dry: 2 Fallen trees (together) block the trail. Just go over rather than around.
33 days ago
46 
7.7 mi 12.4 km Mount Audubon
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
7.7 mi 12.4 km Nederland, CO
Minor Issues
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud
43 days ago
33 
8.0 mi 12.8 km Pawnee Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
8.0 mi 12.8 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
Dry
16 days ago
21 
2.1 mi 3.3 km Isabelle Glacier Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.1 mi 3.3 km Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
Dry: Trails are dry, a couple stream crossings require some stone hopping, but no problem reaching the glacier.
14 days ago
22 
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