Willow Lakes and Willow Creek Lakes via Willow Lake Trail and Challenger Peak Route

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Willow Lakes and Willow Creek Lakes via Willow Lake Trail and Challenger Peak Route is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crestone, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,549 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

views

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bugs
scramble
3 months ago

The hike to Willow lake is awesome. Stream crossings, views of water falls. The hike up Challenger is not good. The steep 2000 feet in a little over a mile is not happy If you make it up Challenger though, push to Kit Carson, the standard route. The gully up Kit is way better than Challenger, and you do not want to have to do it again.

hiking
4 months ago

Hi Mr Cline, Sorry to hear about Tyler. My condolences to the family. Would you like to report what happened here so that the community could know? Please stay strong.

hiking
4 months ago

I want to know if anyone has seen my son Tyler Cline hiking this trail on Sunday or Monday. He is currently 2+ days overdue. 425-466-0013 6/23 & 6/24.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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