If you’ve skied on Sugarloaf mountain and looked to the northwest, you’ve most likely noticed the two huge bowl like shapes near by on the Crocker mountains. These “bowls” called “cirques” were formed by the glaciers. A very popular Cirque here in the northeast is Tuckerman’s Ravine on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. Crocker Cirque is fairly easy to get to and worth checking out!
Driving directions: From the bottom of the Sugarloaf Access road turn North on route 27 towards Stratton. In approx 1 mile just past the entrance to the Carrabassett Transfer Station is a dirt road on the left. This is Caribou Pond road. Travel this dirt road for 3.8 miles to a gate and parking area. From there its an easy 0.5 mile walk to where the AT crosses the road. Follow the AT right or North to reach the Cirque.