Crystola is a small unincorporated community in Teller County, located just east of Woodland Park on Ute Pass. It uses Woodland Park as a mailing address.
The elevation of town is 7,979 feet. There’s a motorycle bar in town, The Crystola Roadhouse, which boasts live music on the weekends.
Originally called Trout Park, Crystola was settled in the 1860s for cattle ranching. As mining grew in Apsen, Leadville and Cripple Creek, Crystola grew its commerce from those passing through Ute Pass.
The area became popular with spiritualists in the 1890s. After one medium revealed there was gold in the hills, the Brotherhood Gold Mining and Milling Company was founded in 1897. A lot of peole searched for gold but none was ever found. The original hotel, grocery, and post office burned in the mid 1900s.