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Date Monday  8/30/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Crystal Peak (13,852 ft) and Peak 10 Tenmile Range
Start Time 5:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jim Guerra
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Waitlist Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 10.5
Elevation Gain 3800
Driving Distance 140


We will meet at Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride, section EE (not BB) at 5:30 so we can form carpools for the drive to the trailhead.  Here’s a Google Maps link to Wooly Mammoth:

We will start our hike at the Spruce Creek Trailhead, off CO hwy 9, 5 miles south of Breckenridge.  Here is a Google Maps link to the trailhead:  You do not need a high clearance or AWD vehicle to get to the trailhead.

The plan is to start our hike at 7:00am


For more info Contact

Jim Guerra, 720-320-7262, email:



At 13,852 feet elevation, Crystal Peak is the 82nd highest peak in Colorado according to, and therefore is one of Colorado's Centennial Peaks (top 100 peaks)

We will be taking the standard route, the Northeast Ridge route, rated Class 2, from the Spruce Creek Trailhead up to Crystal Peak.  From the trailhead up to near the saddle between Crystal Peak and Peak 10, the trail is well defined.  At that point we will then walk across grass and stable talus to reach the Crystal - Peak 10 saddle.  From the saddle, there are a couple of narrow spots but nothing that exceeds class 2 (light scrambling)

From Crystal Peak, we will return to the saddle and then continue north, with some minor scrambling to Peak 10. 


This is a CMC Bobcats trip

The Bobcats’ mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, mostly on weekdays, all year long, for our mostly 50+ constituents. We don’t have dues or elections and we invite ALL CMC members to sign up for any Bobcat trip. You can search the CMC Calendar for Bobcat trips any time by selecting “Bobcats Section” in the CMC Trip Calendar “Section" pull-down menu. We send out a monthly email to our members with all the coming month’s trips, just after those trips are activated. To join our free mailing list and become a member, select the "Bobcats Section" anytime in your Member Profile (Log-in>Members>My Membership>Member Profile)

The mileage allowance per car is 140 miles x .30 = $42.  This will be divided by the number of people in each car

There will be an optional celebratory stop after the hike for those who are interested.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.