Peak: Crater Lake (full)


Crater Lake is a moderate hike to one of Roosevelt National Forests Hidden Gems in a subalpine setting.

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This moderate, rugged, 6 mile trail at an elevation of over 9,000′ will afford incredible views of sup-alpine lakes, isolated valleys, evergreen trees, and seasonal wildflowers. Crater Lake is a moderate hike to one of Roosevelt National Forests Hidden Gems in a subalpine setting. Starting a Moffat Tunnel, a Colorado historic railroad achievement, the hikes begins in evergreen trees and rises up a beautiful cluster of 5 lakes spread about a rugged, isolated valley below the Continental Divide. Crater Lake has a bit of all the features of a great hike, evergreen trees, enjoyable hiking along south Boulder Creek, a short steep section to reward all hikers, spectacular sub-alpine lakes, and a dynamic alpine valley.


Trip Cost

Cost: $190 per person( based on 4 or more people)

We guarantee departure regardless of your group size, but prices are based on the number of participants.  $190 per person for 4 or more people; $230 per person for 3 people; $285 per person for 2 people; $500 for 1 person. We happily take solo travelers all of the time.

A gear list will be sent upon confirmation of  course registration, and we’re happy to help arrange for personal gear if you do not have it.

Trip Details

Itinerary: Plan on hiking about 6 miles and 1390‘ of elevation gain at altitudes from 9,200’ – 10,630’. Hike will be chosen based on wild flowers areas in bloom, group fitness levels and safety.

Included in our rates: The services of a professional hiking guide, round-trip transportation from Boulder to the trailhead, snacks and lunch, water, education about local and natural history, including library for Rocky Mountain flora and fauna, group CB, group medical kit, and contingency and emergency support.

Not included in our rates: Gratuities for your guide (while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%). Denver hotel pick-up is extra $100 per group.

Special Notes:  Best Colorado hiking near Denver Colorado for hiking holidays. Combine this hike as an adventure vacation, adventure travel tour hotel package in Boulder, Denver hiking day trip, or multi-day hiking vacation.  Colorado’s best hiking guides will show off one of the Denver’s best hikes for an unforgettable hiking trip / hiking trips.

Difficulty Description:  Moderate HikeSuitable for all physically fit people on a good maintained trail.

What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation


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