A half-day hike to Geneva Lake, or longer trip up to Trail Rider Pass, or down to join the North Fork trail. Geneva Lake makes an ideal day trip for hikers who find themselves in the Marble area. Although it is a short hike, it offers outstanding variety: spectacular waterfalls, flower-strewn meadows, views of towering peaks of pale granite and brilliant-red sandstone, and a sparkling subalpine lake at the journey’s end. For a longer day loop of 7.1 miles, continue along the North Fork Cutoff for aerial views of the surrounding country, then hike down the North Fork of the Crystal to return to the trailhead. Geneva Lake has received a surplus of camping pressure during the past; thus campers are required to pitch their tents in designated sites away from the lakeshore. Don’t come here looking for solitude.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,668 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderate (the North Fork Cutoff is strenuous when approached from the north)|
|Season||Mid-July to mid-October|
|Trailhead Elevation||9,800 ft|
|Top Elevation||11,300 ft|
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