Crag Crest #711

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, Near Gunnison, Colorado

Crag Crest #711 does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


NOTICE: Portions of the Crag Crest NRT will be temporary closed from July 5th to July 21st, 2017.  More information about the closure can be found here, along with a map of the closure area

The Crag Crest Trail #711 is a designated National Recreation Trail and is restricted to foot travel except for the first 1.5 miles of trail from the West Trailhead. This section, which connects the West Trailhead with the Cottonwood Trailhead, is also open to horses. This trail has become popular because it offers many scenic vistas and a unique display of geologic history. It connects Island Lake with Eggleston Lake, however, this may be extended to a circular hike by returning to the original trailhead on the Crag Crest Lower Loop Trail #711.1A. The trail rises steeply to the crest from the East Trailhead, and more gradually from the West Trailhead. Some sections along the top portion of the crest are narrow with drop-offs on both sides. Due to the high elevation of this trail, travel is often hampered by snow drifts until early July.

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