The razor-edged ridge of Crag Crest rises abruptly from Grand Mesa, which is one of the largest flat-topped mountains in the world. The Crag Crest hike from the east trailhead to the ragged ridge back offers an intriguing variety of unique terrain as well as wildflowers. Nine-hundred vertical feet of elevation gain is achieved in two miles of trail. Once on top, far-sweeping vistas are in every direction. This part of the Crag Crest National Recreation Trail is available to foot traffic only. Hikers saunter through Engelmann spruce-subalpine fir forest, pocket meadows, and flowery slopes before tackling lava-rockfalls, inclines, and switchbacks to reach the top. Wildflower alert: This trail leads you through head-high corydalis to a stupendous panorama.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Grand Junction|
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate|
|Season||Bloom is July through August|
|Top Elevation||11,128 ft|
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