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Crater Lake Trail

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Length

1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

233' 71 m

Ascent

-16' -5 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

10,348' 3,154 m

High

10,125' 3,086 m

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One of the most popular destinations in Indian Peaks Wilderness, and for good reason.

Tom Robson

Overview

No campfires allowed at Crater Lake. Camping in designated sites only. Follow Leave No Trace principles. Permits are required for overnight stays in the Indian Peaks Wilderness (IPW) from June 1 to September 15.
Features: Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The junction to Crater Lake Trail is 6.7 miles up the Cascade Trail. After you branch off to the right onto the Crater Lake Trail, you travel up a moderate grade for 1.1 miles before terminating at Crater Lake. After 0.6 miles the trail crosses the stream on a double log footbridge and then continues following a series of switchbacks. The trail levels out at Mirror Lake, a small and shallow lake a quarter of a mile below Crater Lake. Towering above is Lone Eagle Peak.

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