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″N106°06′52″W / 39.4344319°N 106.1144652°W / 39.4344319; -106.1144652 Coordinates: 39°26′04″N106°06′52″W / 39.4344319°N 106.1144652°W / 39.4344319; -106.1144652 [3]
Geography
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Crystal Peak
Location Summit County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range Tenmile Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Breckenridge, Colorado [3]
Climbing
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 White River 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]

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Approach Routes

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 ]

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Crystal Peak includes an adjustment of +1.996 m (+6.55 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Crystal Peak, this water is nice.Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Crystal Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.