Class 2 routes can get you almost everywhere in the wilderness area. More info about the permits and zones can be found on the Forest Service website. Rockbound Trailhead, At Wright’s Lake, elevation 7,000 ft., initial climb 1,500 ft. in 5.5 miles to Rockbound Pass.Twin Lakes Trailhead, At Wright’s Lake, elevation 7,000 ft., trail doesn’t cross Crystal Range but is the quickest route to Pyramid and Agassiz Peaks.Lyons Trailhead, Near Wright’s Lake, elevation 7,300 ft., trail ends and Lyons Lake and Lake Sylvia and doesn’t cross the Crystal Range. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. Someone is destroying cairns on unmaintained trails in the Desolation Wilderness, which makes it a potential safety issue for hikers unfamiliar with the area. Service Change: $5.00 for any change to the date or zone of your reservation or permit or for adding people. Bike Experience -Los... Best Electric Mtn. This Pass is valid for one year from purchase date. 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