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Date Tuesday  9/7/2021
End Date Thursday  9/9/2021
Group Denver
Event Title BPX Backpack, Crystal Lakes, White River NF, 3-day Out and Back
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Grayson Garner
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Classification Easy 
Trail Mileage 3
Elevation Gain 1200
Driving Distance 150


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Description: Amazing scenery with a rewarding end. Camp near Lower Crystal Lake then optional day hikes to both lakes for more mileage and incredible scenery. Optional hike up Crystal Peak, fishing, chilling. 


Itinerary: Day 1: Drive to Mayflower Lakes TH near Breckenridge (approx. 2 hrs). Take Wheeler National Recreational Trail #39 for about 3/4mile (400ft elevation) to the junction with jeep road to the Lower Crystal Lake (also goes to the Upper Crystal Lake TH). Hike up this fairly steep 4x4 road and camp after about 1.25 miles in the last of the trees and away from the trail. Daily total 1.25miles and 620ft elevation. Camp for 2 nights. Option to hike up about half a mile to Lower Crystal Lake without packs.

Day 2: Optional hike to  Upper Crystal Lake and then hike around the lake or, just hike up to Lower Crystal Lake. . Take Crystal Lakes Trail #44 to Upper Crystal Lake, approx. 2 miles one way, 960 ft elevation.

Day 3: Return to Mayflower TH by retracing your steps down hill. Approx. 1.25 miles and 620 ft descent.

General Requirements: Camping must be at least 100 ft away from water.



BPX is a community of backpackers who respect, trust, help each other, and honor our commitments. By registering for this trip, you are committing to going on the trip and will cancel only for a true emergency. And if absolutely necessary, you agree to cancel as early as possible so another member may take your place on the trip.



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