Crystal Peak (Tenmile Range)

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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) [1][2]
Prominence 632 ft (193 m) [2]
Isolation 0.91 mi (1.46 km) [2]
Coordinates 39°26′04″N 106°06′52″W / 39.4344319°N 106.1144652°W / 39.4344319; -106.1144652Coordinates: 39°26′04″N 106°06′52″W / 39.4344319°N 106.1144652°W / 39.4344319; -106.1144652
Crystal Peak is located in Colorado
Crystal Peak
Crystal Peak
Location Summit County, Colorado, U.S.[3]
Parent range Tenmile Range[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Breckenridge, Colorado[3]
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 Arapaho National Forest, 5.9 miles (9.5 km) southwest (bearing 220°) of the Town of Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado, United States.[1][2][3]

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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The elevation of Crystal Peak includes an adjustment of +1.996 m (+6.55 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Crystal Peak, this water is nice.Colorado". Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Crystal Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 

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