North Crestone Trail #744


Area Status: Open
Trail Head North Crestone

High Safety Risk Potential From This Trail

Warning. The high peaks accessed by this trail have experienced an increase in Search and Rescue indents over the past several years. Trail users and mountain climbers are advised to use established routes and maintain extreme levels of situational awareness when accessing the high country from this trail.

The North Crestone Trail is 5.7 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 950 and ends at N. Crestone Lake. This trail offers excellent possibilities for extended backpacking, connects to Trail # 746 & 747, or just a good day hike from the campground. Fishing is possible along the creek and at North Crestone Lake.  Trailhead located at the east end of North Crestone Campground.

The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Dispersed Camping, Fishing, Viewing Wildlife, and Viewing Scenery

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Crestone, CO

General Information

Directions:

Take Hwy 17 to Moffat and follow Crestone Road (CR T) eastward to Crestone. Follow the paved road through Crestone to North Crestone CG. The trail begins at the end of the road at the east end of the campground. Also accessible via North Fork Crestone Trail #747 or Loop Trail #746.
 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Lake and Pond Fishing

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

River and Stream Fishing

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Backpacking

General Info:

Directions

Travel on highway 17 either south from highway 285 or north from Alamosa to Moffat, turn east and follow the Crestone Road through Crestone to North Crestone Campground. The trail begins at the end of the road, the east end of the campground.


Directions

Travel on highway 17 either south from highway 285 or north from Alamosa to Moffat, turn east and follow the Crestone Road through Crestone to North Crestone Campground. The trail begins at the end of the road, the east end of the campground.


Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Scenery

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.7 miles

  Latitude : 
38.018731

  Longitude : 
-105.6856232

  Elevation : 
8800 - 11840