Crater Lake

  • South Fork
Elevation: 12700
  • Horseback
  • Hike
Seasonal Accessability:
  • Late Spring/Summer/Fall
Water Type:
  • Lake/Pond/Reservoir
  • High Mountain
Driving Directions:

From South Fork, go West on Hwy 160 8 miles to Park Creek/Summitville Road. Proceed up the road approximately 15 miles where there is a “y” stay to the right taking road #380 (this is also the road to Platoro) Proceed about 3 1/2 to 4 miles on #380 you will pass the Elwood Pass jeep road on the right. Continue along until you see the Crater Lake trail marker. Follow the trail and after 3/4 of a mile you will have a canyon view (there will be some large posts sticking up near the trail), at this point you may encounter a “Y” in the trail - the right goes over the rock slide. Next you will encounter another “Y” - both trails lead to the lake, you’re almost there. When going over the divide there is a long stretch above timber line.

Restrictions: Must have Colorado Fishing License to fish.
Commonly Caught Species:
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brook Trout
  • Cutthroat Trout
Suggested Bait: Flies, lures, and bait where allowed
Fishing Method:
  • Flyfishing
  • Spin Fishing
Description & Notes:

Located on west side of Divide; 10 acres of water.