South Crestone Lake Trail

#8 of 29 trails in Rio Grande National Forest
South Crestone Lake Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Crestone, CO that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until September.

6.6 miles 2640 feet Out & Back
hiking lake views wildlife
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Directions from Moffat, Colorado: Take Highway 17 to Moffat. Turn east on the Crestone road and follow it to Crestone. Turn east in front of the Post Office and follow the gravel road 1 1/2 miles. 2 WD vehicles can park here; 4 WD's can go another 3/4 mile up the road to the registration box. The trail is closed to motorized traffic.

Krestin Synnan
3 years ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Wow what a beautiful trail! Crestone is such a spiritual place and you will feel it as you meander through this beautiful mountain forest along the ice cold creek. Plenty of interesting things to discover along the way - a bridge someone made out of logs, lots of little caves and crannies in the mountain, waterfalls and a breathtaking view of an Aspen forest once you get higher up. The trail is moderately challanging but well worth it. If you find it to be difficult, just take your time and rest after the more challanging climbs because there are plenty of flats and downhills as well! Highly recomend this trail!