Crystal Peak Mine Loop

Total Miles
27.6

Elevation

2254.79 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

summer, fall

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Trail Overview

Difficulty

Easy

History

Crystal Peak Mine was discovered in 1845 and operated during World War II for electronics grade quartz crystals. The mine has been known and mined for over 150 years and still offers a generous allotment take of 5 gallons a week per family--it's up to everyone to T.R.E.A.D Lightly to ensure the area can be enjoyed in another 150 years.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Turn off paved Stampede Meadows Road onto Forest Road 72 across from Boca Rest Campground. Parking/staging area is 300 feet up the dirt road on the left.