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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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Sarah Baker

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Jul 28, 2020
Shamip Rai
Sep 21, 2019
Joshua Kleitsch
Beautiful hike and a generally well-maintained trail. Very heavy traffic over the weekend.
Aug 16, 2019
Dennis Roy
Jul 12, 2019
Jason Test 2
Sep 4, 2018
Sandy Oaks
Aug 11, 2018
Mike Langenkamp
Jul 28, 2018
Ryan Holland
Jul 21, 2018
Courtney Wiley

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Nearby Trails

14.9 mi 24.0 km Monarch Lake to Crater Lake
Intermediate/Difficult
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All Clear
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Dry
18 days ago
77 
15.7 mi 25.2 km High Lonesome Loop
Difficult
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22 days ago
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Intermediate
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11 days ago
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4.4 mi 7.1 km Hessie to Lost Lake
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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All Clear
Update
Dry
21 hours ago
70 
26.5 mi 42.6 km Pawnee-Buchanan Loop
Difficult
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Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
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8.6 mi 13.8 km South Arapaho Peak
Difficult
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Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
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48 days ago
49 
5.4 mi 8.7 km Mitchell Lake Trail Out and Back
Intermediate
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Intermediate
Nederland, CO
All Clear
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Dry
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7.7 mi 12.4 km Mount Audubon
Difficult
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Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
38 days ago
37 
8.0 mi 12.8 km Pawnee Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
Dry
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2.1 mi 3.3 km Isabelle Glacier Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Easy hike, good trail, beautiful
19 days ago
27 
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