Crater Lake via West Maroon Creek Trail and Maroon Snowmass
based on 86 tracks & routes White River National Forest #26 hike out of 109 in
2 hrs 20 min
This is a moderate one way trail in White River National Forest.
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Maroon - 4 Passes Loop Clockwise Day 1 (8/16/18)
This was Day 1 of my hike with my hiking buddy, Kevin Thueson. Coming from an elevation of 600', we decided to camp at just 11,000' the first night. We started after the afternoon showers at the beautiful Maroon Lake (9,600'), and made our way over remarkably rugged terrain to the dried up Crater Lake, then had a continual, upward trail to camp.
4 Pass Loop Day 1
Camp as close to pass as possible, still not a long day.