Crystal Peak (Tenmile Range)

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Crystal Peak
Crystal Peak is located in Colorado
Crystal Peak
Crystal Peak
Elevation 13,859 ft (4,224 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 612 ft (187 m)[1]
Location Summit County, Colorado, U.S.
Range Tenmile Range
Coordinates 39°26′04″N 106°06′52″W / 39.43444°N 106.11444°W / 39.43444; -106.11444Coordinates: 39°26′04″N 106°06′52″W / 39.43444°N 106.11444°W / 39.43444; -106.11444[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Breckenridge, Colorado[2]
Easiest route Class 2

Crystal Peak, elevation 13,859 ft (4,224 m), is a summit in the Tenmile-Mosquito Range of central Colorado. The peak is in the Arapaho National Forest southwest of Breckenridge.

Approach Routes[edit]

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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Crystal Peak". Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Crystal Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 

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