Crystal, Colorado

We tore ourselves away from the beauty of Crystal Mill to hike an extra quarter-ish of a mile on the trail that continues past the mill….. the ghost town of Crystal. Settled in the 1860’s and incorporated in 1893, Crystal was a town that developed due to silver, zinc, and lead mining in the … More Crystal, Colorado

Crystal Mill Trail

The hike to Crystal Mill is nothing short of spectacular!  However, the trail is not really a trail at all… but a five mile gravel road that is rough, single lane (in many areas), and only accessible by four wheel drive vehicles. Located near the town of Marble, Colorado, it was a quiet escape from … More Crystal Mill Trail

Lizard Lake

En route to Crystal Mill, one of the most photographed places in Colorado, is a quiet contender for admiring glances.  The name does not generate mental images of  breathtaking grandeur, but, like looks, sometimes names can be deceiving. After an uphill trek of a little over a mile, the trail to Crystal Mill levels out … More Lizard Lake