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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)
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Location Summit County, Colorado, U.S.
Parent range Tenmile Range
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Breckenridge, Colorado
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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