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Crestone Creek / Crestone Lake

Trek will leave from Santa Fe, New Mexico

North Crestone Creek to North Crestone Lake

Dates- August 3 thru. August 5

Day 1: Approx 4 miles on trail 744 to first camp near Three Forks
Day 2: Approx 4 and a half miles on trail 744 to camp near N. Crestone Lake
Day 3: Hike out approx 8 and a half miles on trail 744 back to trailhead
One vehicle left at N Crestone Lake trailhead

This moderately traveled route will take us to one of the largest alpine lakes in the Sangre de Cristo range. It sits impressively at the foot of Mt. Adams (one of Colorado’s highest peaks.) While gazing upon this splendor it won’t take long to realize just how insignificant we are. You are faced with the unrelenting beauty of raw wilderness. Finding yourself in the presence of nature at this level can bring the most profound changes within oneself. After all going out is really going in.

Day one: We will leave Santa Fe at 6am, and take the gorgeous drive into the San Luis valley on Highway 285. A stopover in the small, inviting town of Crestone, CO will be where we say goodbye to civilization.

From the North Crestone Lake trailhead (8,500 ft) we will begin our trek, following North Crestone Creek (a permanent water source) to our basecamp at Three Forks-10,000ft (A major junction where the North, Middle, and Main fork of Crestone creek come together). We will be gifted with the calming sound of the creek nearly the entire 4 and a half miles to our camp. Although the trek is less than 5 miles I predict all of us to be exhausted after a long day of driving and acclimatizing to the elevation. A good nights rest will do us right for the adventurous next day ahead.

Day two: The alpine awaits! We will plan for a leisurely start this morning as we will all more than like be acclimatizing to the altitude and the awesome experience of sleeping on the Earth. We will plan to have eaten breakfast and be on the trail by 8am. This will be a day hike up to a remote, serene alpine lake. As we find ourselves going deeper into the wilderness our connection to the wild will grow stronger as will our disconnect from the rapidly growing technological world we live in. We will follow the Lake fork of Crestone creek up to North Crestone Lake, climbing nearly 1,800 ft in elevation in about 4 miles. On the way we will encounter a series of waterfalls (Little block and echo falls). Everyone’s happiness depends greatly on their levels of exertion. When you’re thinking about how challenging this trek may be for you I want you to remember that there is no judgement in Rocky Mountain Backpacking, and that this is a group experience. We will travel as a unit and we will take however much time is needed to reach our destination. This is a life changing experience that is meant to be enjoyed. The impressive peaks loom above North Crestone Lake where we will break for lunch and take in the majesty of this surreal landscape. We will head back down to basecamp the same way we came up and spend another night gazing under the clear starry skies at 10,000ft.

Day three: We will descend back the way we came to the trailhead along North Crestone creek . Again we will be in no rush and will be able to take as many streamside breaks as wanted. I envision a stop in Crestone for much needed showers and a solid bite to eat mixed with settling back into the groove with civilization. We will head back to Santa Fe on 285. The drive should give everyone enough time for the past few days to sink in.

01Day One: Expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth

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02Day Two: Expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth

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03Day Three: Expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth

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04Day Four: Expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth

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05Day Five: Expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth

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  • August 3-5, 2018 1-4 People Available $595-995/person Book Now