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chicagotransplantLoop Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2017


With Rachael. We had to take her cousin to the airport in Junction and this was a nice loop hike to do afterwards. Lots of construction near the Eggleston trailhead, looks like someone is putting in a logging road, which is unfortunately going to make this hike less scenic on that end.
Posted Aug 7, 2017 1:04 pm

mountaingazelleCrag Crest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013


Did this as a loop in a counter clockwise direction. It has the best views of all the lakes from top of the ridge and a lot of wildflowers in July.
Posted Oct 28, 2015 2:33 pm

damgaardAwesome hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2015


Counter clockwise from eastern trailhead. What an epic route. Views and weather were awesome besides some haze in the distance. No bugs but quite some wildlife. Surely a CO highlight.
Posted Oct 11, 2015 9:54 am

utahjimkcounterclockwise loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2015


starting/ending at my campsite at Crag Crest campground. Easily found Finch benchmark in less than 10 minutes of off-trail travel, Also did an "in and out" from campground on 4 July to high part of west end, to get maximum time on the crest, but developing thunderstorms drove me down.
Posted Jul 5, 2015 6:41 pm

bobdoleLoop hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014
Great, mild weather, no mosquitos at all in the forests.
Posted Sep 1, 2014 9:52 pm

dakotaconcreteGreat Place, Great Sights


This is an immensely worthwhile hike with super views of the Grand Mesa and neighboring ranges, a definite classic! The crest is a fun and easy stroll...but beware, being caught on the crest during a storm could prove unforgettably bad!

Made this trip at least three or four times....high repeat value.
Posted Sep 5, 2009 1:55 am

BritetteGreat Trail Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008


Ran the loop. Amazing flowers, views and mozzies. Take bug spray or run and dont stop.
Posted Nov 5, 2008 10:33 pm

csmcgranahanNice day w/ family  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


Hiked up from the east trailhead with my son in the kid carrier backpack and my wife alongside. Nice lakes and amazing views.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 11:35 am

ktimmnice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007


nice day
Posted Sep 28, 2007 11:09 pm

shknbkeeast to west TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


Phenomenal hike. Glad I found this one. Did the loop from east to west after doing nearby Leon and 10855. This is a classic that can be enjoyed by even the casual hiker.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 2:18 pm

royswkrLoop hike on trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1993
Posted Sep 25, 2006 6:09 pm

rasgoatgood hike  Sucess!


we took our mtn bikes,,, sorry!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 10:40 pm

seth@LOKIMy Old fave in Mesa County  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1992


very worth the trip
Posted Jul 21, 2006 12:48 am

NavySeabeeRoute Climbed: Loop Hike Date Climbed: July 3, 2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


Beautiful morning on the Grand Mesa. Just beat the afternoon thunderboomers. Lots of "skeeters" to keep me company. This hike was all that was advertised. Good alpine hike for a SoCal boy!
Posted Jul 5, 2006 11:58 pm

seswansoRoute Climbed: Loop Hike Date Climbed: Many Times  Sucess!
Crag Crest has been a favorite hike of ours each year for about 7 years - when we spend the July 4th holiday with friends on Grand Mesa. We hiked it this year on July 2 (2005) and it certainly was an adventure. The Mesa had a ton of snow over the winter and there was still quite a bit on the summit and down in the Lower Loop - 10 to 15 foot drifts in places on the summit. We got an early start so it wasn't too bad. Always a fun hike - I think we were one of the first groups of the summer to reach the summit this year. I'll post pictures.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 7:06 pm

KimberlyRoute Climbed: Loop Hike Date Climbed: June 2001/July 2003  Sucess!


A great hike. I carried our son to the top on the second hike.
Posted Apr 5, 2004 4:39 pm

KesslerRoute Climbed: Loop hike Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


Carried by mom at 14 months old.
Posted Mar 16, 2004 6:39 pm

thepluggerRoute Climbed: Some from the east, some from west Date Climbed: Several, TNTM  Sucess!


This was a regular hike for us when we lived just down the road in Cedaredge, CO. Sometimes we started from the east, sometimes from the west, but always on the high trail...never did it as a loop hike. Also never did it in winter, mostly in the fall. As already mentioned, there are grand panoramic views from all along the Crag Crest Trail, both to the south and the north.
Posted Mar 7, 2004 7:58 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: Crag Crest Date Climbed: Many times (see below)


Nice hike in summer. A great challenge in winter. Some of the best views in Colorado.


June 26, 2001

March 23, 2002

February 17,2003

July 19, 2003

January 24, 2004
Posted Aug 26, 2003 2:44 pm

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