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Crooked Lake, Sawtooth National Wilderness, Idaho, USA
Sawtooth National Wilderness

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.


This image was taken on October 13, 2011 from the west shoreline.  Crooked Lake is approximately 488 feet (149m) long and 275 feet (84m) wide and has a shoreline distance of about 1,550 feet (474m).  The lake is surrounded by 8 peaks between 8,700 feet (2,652m) and 9,820 feet (2,829m) high.

Winters are harsh at Crooked Lake, which remains ice and snow covered over half the year.  The best time for visiting in summer weather is August through October.

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Copyright: Calvin K Mc Donald
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Taken: 13/10/2011
Uploaded: 15/10/2011
Updated: 23/03/2015
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More About Sawtooth National Wilderness

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