Crater Lakes Trail (#819)
Length: East Portal Trailhead (TH) to: Lower Crater Lake - 3 miles; Rogers Pass - 4.6 miles. DISTANCES ARE ONE-WAY
Elevation: 9,211 feet at East Portal TH; 10,600 feet at the main Crater Lakes; 11,060 feet at Rogers Pass Lake; 11,900 feet at Rogers Pass.
Trail Description: From East Portal Trailhead, follow South Boulder Creek Trail into the James Peak Wilderness for 2.2 miles to its junction with Crater Lakes Trail at the junction sign. Follow Crater Lakes Trail as it climbs steeply for a mile and crosses the narrow spit of land between the two main lakes.
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At a Glance
|Permit Info:||No permits are required at this time.|
|Best Season:||Hiking conditions are best from July through OCtober|
|Restrictions:||James Peak Wilderness restrictions apply:
|Closest Towns:||Rollinsville, Colorado|
|Water:||Lakes and streams; treat water for drinking.|
|Restroom:||Practice Leave No Trace principles|
|Operated By:||U.S. Forest Service|