Crooked Lake is located on the northern end of the Sawtooth National Wilderness Area, Custer County, Idaho, USA. The lake sits at 8,101 feet (2,469m) above sea-level and is a 4 mile hike from the nearest trailhead, which is Iron Creek Campground. Iron Creek Campground is 5 miles (by road) from the town of Stanley, Idaho. 3 of the 4 hiking miles are on a well maintained hiking trail. The total elevation change of the hike is 1,370 feet (418m). The last trail-less mile of the hike is not difficult but does account for 800 feet (244m) of the total ascent.