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Crystal Peak
Crystal Peak (Tenmile Range) viewed from Peak 8.jpg
Crystal Peak viewed from Peak 8
Highest point
Elevation 13,859 ft (4,224 m)
Prominence 632 ft (193 m)
Isolation 0.91 mi (1.46 km)
Geography
Location Summit County, Colorado, U.S.
Parent range Tenmile Range
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Breckenridge, Colorado
Climbing
Easiest route Class 2

Crystal Peak is a high mountain summit in the Tenmile Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,859-foot (4,224 m) thirteener is located in White River National Forest, 5.9 miles (9.5 km) southwest (bearing 220°) of the Town of Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado, United States.

Approach Routes

Most climbers approach Crystal Peak from the east, in particular via the Crystal Lakes basin. This approach, a pleasant hike, follows jeep trails until treeline and Lower Crystal Lake. Four wheel drive vehicles can generally make it this far. A trail on the north side of the lake takes climbers to Upper Crystal Lake, where gentle scree slopes provide access to the ridges north of the summit.

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