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Crosho Lake Recreation Area

Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: Services include: Restroom.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Crosho Lake
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Crosho Lake
The Crosho Lake Recreation Area is located 10 miles northwest of Yampa, at the base of the Flat Tops, at an elevation of 9,300 feet. There are 10 dispersed campsites at the south end of the lake. Although the sites are not directly adjacent to the lake, they are within a very short walk. Activities in the area include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and viewing scenery.

Facilities:

Services are limited. There is a restroom at the campsites. There are no drinking water, trash service or other facilities at the lake.

Directions from Yampa: 10 miles total: Proceed W/NW on County Road 17 approximately 4 miles to County Road 15. Go west on Rd 15 6 miles to Crosho Lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late June through Mid-November .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Ron Burley (Frederick, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Nice little lake with cuttthroat trout up to 14 inches. Trail to Allen Basin is scenic and serene. A couple of years ago I observed a wolverine about 25 yards off of the trail. I may never see one again! Have a good time.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping The maximum site spur length is 25 ft.
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Crosho Lake
Yes
ICON Forest Areas Crosho Lake Recreation Area
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Trail #1181 is just south of the lake.
No
ICON Big Game Hunting surrounding area
No
ICON Mountain Biking area roads and trails
No
ICON Viewing Scenery Crosho Lake sits at the base of the northwest reaches of the Flat Tops. The Flat Tops Scenic Byway runs just to the north of the Crosho Lake area.
Yes



Nearby Services

Groceries: Various (Private - Profit Proceed E/SE on Cty Rd 17 approx. 4 miles to Yampa, CO.) Directions: 10 miles southeast in Yampa.

Nearest Pay Phone: Various (Private - Profit Proceed E/SE on Cty Rd 17 approx. 4 miles to Yampa, CO.) Directions: 10 miles southeast in Yampa.

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit Proceed E/SE on Cty Rd 17 approx. 4 miles to Yampa, CO. Proceed N/NW on CH 131 approx. 35 miles to Steamboat Springs, CO.) Directions: 45 miles northeast in Steamboat Springs.

Gas Station: Various (Private - Profit Proceed E/SE on Cty Rd 17 approx. 4 miles to Yampa, CO.) Directions: 10 miles southeast in Yampa.

Groceries: Various (Private - Profit eed E/SE on Cty Rd 17 approx. 4 miles to Yampa, CO.) Directions: 10 miles southeast in Yampa.

Nearest Pay Phone: Various (Private - Profit eed E/SE on Cty Rd 17 approx. 4 miles to Yampa, CO.) Directions: 10 miles southeast in Yampa.

Gas Station: Various (Private - Profit eed E/SE on Cty Rd 17 approx. 4 miles to Yampa, CO.) Directions: 10 miles southeast in Yampa.

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit eed E/SE on Cty Rd 17 approx. 4 miles to Yampa, CO. Proceed N/NW on CH 131 approx. 35 miles to Steamboat Springs, CO.) Directions: 45 miles northeast in Steamboat Springs.



Related Activities
Allen Basin Trail - This short trail west of Yampa near Crosho Lake, leads from Crosho Lake to Allen Basin Reservoir.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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