If beaches aren't what spring to mind when Indiana is the topic, consider an enlightening excursion to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, where dunes, beaches, savannah, marsh, fen and forest compete for the savvy outdoors enthusiast's attention.
You can begin from the "Crested Butte" side and go down the trail, or begin from the "Aspen" side and head up the trail. An upward trek is expectably more difficult, but the trail is rocky either way. Once you crawl above the treeline, take a look down. The scenery is amazing.
Map + Directions
Take Highway 82 until you reach Castle Creek Road.
Drive south 13 miles on Castle Creek.
Watch for signs for Pearl Pass - turn right and continue to follow the signs.
From Crested Butte
Head south and take a left on Brush Creek Road. This is a bit outside of town.
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