Crystal Road - Spruce Creek Road

Total Miles
3.5

Elevation

3,712.79 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

If you have done Peak 10, this is the little road and Lake you are staring down at. Crystal Road is usually combined with Spruce Creek Road, although the connector between them is no longer open. Spruce Creek is a popular hiking area on weekends to the Mayflower and Mohawk Lakes, but few people use Crystal. Both are street legal only roads.

Photos of Crystal Road - Spruce Creek Road

Crystal Road - Spruce Creek Road
Crystal Road - Spruce Creek Road
Crystal Road - Spruce Creek Road

Difficulty

The road starts out very wide, but eventually becomes one lane. While most of it is fairly nice, there are a few small obstacles of mixed rock and ruts. Stream crossing are all minor.

History

Presumably, a mining road as there are mines above the lake and the remains of a cabin. This is also the access road for Francie's cabin, a back country hut.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Tom Hallberg
Jul 26, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Nick D
Jul 16, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Joshua Bartels
Jul 10, 2023
2000 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Erik Hascall
Jun 25, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Deep Snow

Access Description

South of Breckenridge on Highway 9, take a right on Spruce Creek Road and weave through the neighborhood following the unofficial signs that say "Trail to Lakes".

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