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Green Lake Trail

 4.0 (3)

Length


9.4 Miles 15.2 Kilometers


1,718' 524 m

Ascent

-1,718' -524 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

10,618' 3,236 m

High

8,938' 2,724 m

Low

Shared By Scott Krankkala

Conditions


All Clear 15 days ago
Dry History

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A steep out and back to Green Lake.

Scott Krankkala

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

A steep but rewarding journey to a high alpine lake starting in downtown Crested Butte. For a crowded area to recreate, this is a relatively less-frequented trail in the area. Enjoy the solitude and the incredible views it affords you at the top.

Need to Know

It's usually a good idea to bring some bug spray just in case the mosquitoes are bad in the dark timber.

Description

Start by heading over to the Crested Butte Nordic Center near 2nd Avenue in Town. Hike behind the building on a doubletrack heading Southeast. This eventually leads to a road and the first trail sign directing you to take a right on this road. Just under a half mile later, another sign will direct you to the left and the start of the Green Lake trail singletrack.

The climb starts here and doesn't relent much. Switchback your way up the mountain through the dark timber steeply at times until getting dumped out to another road. A sign directs you to take a right on this road. About 1/2 mile on the road, another sign directs you to get back onto singletrack to your left.

Wind your way up through the dark timber and enjoy the rugged trail on the way. The trail eventually starts opening up, stay straight at the intersection for Trail 436. Once at the lake, marvel in its beauty and get ready to turn around an hike back the way you came.

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Jul 13, 2017
Ryan Boulding
Trail is in great shape. 9.8mi
Jul 3, 2017
Drew Kirchner
Hiked from the private road, not recommended as got lucky with parking. 4mi

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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#326

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