Sometimes while exploring as a traveller you find yourself looking at a small yet beautiful place that has it all. There can be natural beauty hidden in small places; you just need to discover them. One such beautiful yet not much of a popular place is a small Crystal mill located at the site of Crystal River in Colorado, (USA).
The Crystal Mill stands there since 1892. It is a small wooden powerhouse that was constructed to function as a compressor station. The surroundings of the Crystal Mill are quite inspiring. With the Crystal River flowing below, blue sky and huge mountains in the background it is not possible that you come back from the place unimpressed.
If you are in Colorado you can easily access this small refreshing spot via 4×4. The place is not crowded and is mostly peaceful. The beauty of this place has inspired several photographers in past years. It is known to be one of the most photographed spots of Colorado. The place is referred as Colorado icon.
Crystal mill was formerly known as Sheep Mountain Power House or Lost Horse Mill when it was functional. It was in twenty first century that the place was called Crystal Mill or Old Crystal Mill. The Crystal Mill has also been included in the list of places mentioned in National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1985.
The current Google rating for the Crystal Mill is 4.7 stars. Most of the people review the place to be a scenic historic spot. The best time to visit the Crystal Mill is in the morning. It is only 4 miles away from Marble. The route of Lost Trail Road is 6.5 miles. Both routes are wonderful and filled with enjoyable scenic views. The last two miles of the journey can be rough due to rocks and stones. It may take 40 to 45 minutes to cover last 2 miles. Still, the place is worth a visit and so is the 4 wheeler drive.