National Natural Landmarks

Summit Lake

Summit Lake
Summit Lake

The Summit Lake area is one of the best examples of Arctic tundra in the conterminous United States. Located within Summit Lake Park at nearly 13,000 feet elevation, this area provides habitat for a variety of rare alpine-arctic plants, some of which occur only here and at the Arctic Circle.

Location: Clear Creek County, CO ; Clear Creek County, CO

Year designated: 1965

Acres: 160

Ownership: Municipal

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