Crag Crest Climber's Log

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aarobkol - Jan 17, 2022 6:35 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2021

Spring snowshoe trip  Sucess!

Snowshoed up and across the Crag Crest
Since the actual trail is often a few yards down the slope, I had to follow a different route along the ridge crest itself. Sections where the snowshoes had to come off for spooky class 3 scrambling.


chicagotransplant - Aug 7, 2017 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2017

Loop Hike  Sucess!

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.


mountaingazelle - Oct 28, 2015 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013

Crag Crest  Sucess!

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.


damgaard - Oct 11, 2015 9:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2015

Awesome hike  Sucess!

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.


utahjimk - Jul 5, 2015 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2015

counterclockwise loop  Sucess!

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.

bobdole - Sep 1, 2014 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Loop hike  Sucess!

Great, mild weather, no mosquitos at all in the forests.


dakotaconcrete - Sep 5, 2009 1:55 am

Great 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.


Britette - Nov 5, 2008 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008

Great Trail Run  Sucess!

Ran the loop. Amazing flowers, views and mozzies. Take bug spray or run and dont stop.


csmcgranahan - Sep 9, 2008 11:35 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

Nice day w/ family  Sucess!

Hiked up from the east trailhead with my son in the kid carrier backpack and my wife alongside. Nice lakes and amazing views.


ktimm - Sep 28, 2007 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007

nice  Sucess!

nice day


shknbke - Jun 22, 2007 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

east to west TH  Sucess!

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.

royswkr - Sep 25, 2006 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1993

Loop hike on trail  Sucess!



rasgoat - Aug 6, 2006 10:40 pm

good hike  Sucess!

we took our mtn bikes,,, sorry!


seth@LOKI - Jul 21, 2006 12:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1992

My Old fave in Mesa County  Sucess!

very worth the trip


NavySeabee - Jul 5, 2006 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Route Climbed: Loop Hike Date Climbed: July 3, 2006  Sucess!

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!

seswanso - Jul 24, 2005 7:06 pm

Route 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.


Kimberly - Apr 5, 2004 4:39 pm

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

A great hike. I carried our son to the top on the second hike.


Kessler - Mar 16, 2004 6:39 pm

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

Carried by mom at 14 months old.


theplugger - Mar 7, 2004 7:58 pm

Route 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.


Scott - Aug 26, 2003 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2001

Route Climbed: Crag Crest Date Climbed: Many times (see below)  Sucess!

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


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August 18 2019
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January 24 2004
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February 17 2003
March 23 2002
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