Emerald Lake is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 49 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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recorded Emerald Lake

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4 days ago

Short but sweet. We went past the endpoint up to the road.

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5 days ago

Could drive in any vehicle past Emerald Lake. October 5-6, 2019. Dirt road was bare and dry. Turned around just past the lake. The road is a narrow lane with steep cliffs, precarious if you were to meet another vehicle. Beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Had to hike last quarter mile due to snow on the road. There was a canoe with oars and we took a spin around the lake!

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23 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

off road driving
Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Monday, August 12, 2013

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Monday, August 12, 2013

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