- Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison
- 5 mile roundtrip
- 2.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 8900 feet
- Spring and Fall
Winding through abundant wildflowers, Gambel oak, aspens, conifers and a recovering burn area, Crystal Creek Trail is ideal for spring or fall hiking. Sweeping views of Cimarron Valley, the West Elk and San Juan Mountains can be viewed along the way. The trail ends at an overlook, 1800 ft. above Crystal Reservoir.
Good shoes or boots are recommended. Carry at least 2 quarts of water per person. Check for ticks frequently during the hot summer months.
Map + Directions
At Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison
Off Highway 92, 24 miles from its junction with Highway 50.