Crystal Peak (Tenmile Range) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCrystal Peak
Crystal Peak viewed from Peak 8
|Elevation||13,859 ft (4,224 m)|
|Prominence||632 ft (193 m)|
|Isolation||0.91 mi (1.46 km)|
|Location||Summit County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Parent range||Tenmile Range|
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
|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.
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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