South Crestone Lake Trail

Hiking in Crestone

Hikers on the South Crestone Lake Trail travel 4.5 miles to South Crestone Lake, in a cirque beneath Mt Adams (13,931ft). This prime bighorn-sheep habitat harbors more than 500 sheep that range between Hermit and Music Passes. There are several campsites on this trail.

Begin from the top of East Galena Ave, above the post office and follow the road for a little over 2 miles to the trailhead. An alternate hike from this trailhead is the 9.5-mile hike to Willow Lake (and waterfall), used as a base camp for those looking to summit Kit Carson and Challenger Point.