Lakeside Camping at Lower Crystal Lake

Lakeside Camping at Lower Crystal Lake

Spruce Creek Trail

Activities

Camping, Fishing, Photography, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Ryan Mckinney

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
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Amazing lake view campsites with your buddies. Great Fishing. Wildlife. A 3 mile hike or drive to camp. Duration: Overnight.

To get to the Crystal Lakes take the Spruce Creek Trailhead. You can hike or drive to the Lower Crystal Lake. If you choose to drive, you will need a high clearance 4x4 vehicle. There are no fees to camp here.

If you want to hike to the Upper Crystal Lake follow the trail past Lower Crystal Lake and continue 1.9 miles up the switch backs.

As you are making your way to the Lower Crystal Lake, keep an eye out for moose and elk. Some other animals you may run into are pica, marmot, ptarmigan, porcupine, big horn sheep, and mountain goat.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Such a beautiful place and rarely crowded.

Camped at the trailhead and then hiked Crystal Peak the next day. Check out my adventure detailing what that was like: https://theoutbound.com/colorado/hiking/hike-to-crystal-peak

Awesome Hiking and Camping

Beautiful Hike up to Lower Crystal Lake and we camped at the bottom of the trail off of Spruce Creek Trailhead Rd. There were a ton of dispersed camping spots a bit off the trail where you are more secluded. Would definitely go back!

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Everything you could ever want in a weekend camping adventure!!!

Activities

Camping, Fishing, Photography, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Ryan Mckinney

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