Directions: From Carbondale, Travel south on Hwy. 133 for 25 miles past Carbondale to County road 3 and take the Marble turn to the left. Drive through Marble and past Beaver Lake. The road begins to head uphill and passes over shale rock (4WD needed). About 1 mile outside of Marble, there is a fork in the road, take road # 314 to the right. The road immediately heads downhill. It is about 5 1/2 miles to Crystal City. Pass through Crystal, head uphill and to the north about 1/2 mile. While heading uphill take the left fork in the road. It is a sharp left hand turn. This road leads to the trailhead in Lead King Basin. This road is a fairly difficult 4 wheel drive road with some steep drop offs.
Elevation: 9,680 feet
Ending Elevation: 10,936 feet
Elevation Gain: 1,256 feet
Distance: 3.0 miles
Usage: Extremely Heavy
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