Hike the paved trail at Crystal Park, then rest at the overlook or have lunch at one of three designated picnic sites. At 7,800 feet the park has a phenomenal view of surrounding mountains; however, many visitors come to dig for quartz crystals, not for the scenery.

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Expert Review of Crystal Park

Parks and Outdoors Review of Crystal Park

Away Travel Expert: Brian Kevin
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ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Amateur mining for crystals is the popular activity in this park, and a brochure with rules and guidelines can be found near the Forest Service picnic area.
  • Crystal Park is found along the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway.

From Dillon, 22 miles west on Hwy. 278, then north 17 miles on Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway Polaris Rd.
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Dillon, Montana
Parking: During day hours only

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 406-683-3900
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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