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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests > Yampa Ranger District

Quick Facts

West Lost Lakes Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,040 Feet (3129.7 Meters) at junction with Lost Lakes Trail
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 680 Feet (212.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,720 Feet (3341.6 Meters) at White River National Forest boundary
Length, One-way: 1.4 Miles (2.33 Kilometers) from Lost Lakes Trail to White River NF
Other Maps: Routt National Forest Map
TI Topo Maps: #122 Flat Tops NE, Trappers Lake
Trail Number: 1103
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Devils Causeway

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The West Lost Lakes Trail is located west of Yampa, in the Flat Tops Wilderness. Access to the West Lost Lake Trail requires the hiker to use the East Fork Trail #1119 and the Lost Lakes Trail #1116. The trail begins just south of the Retaining Pond on the headwaters of the West Fork of the Williams Fork River. At mile 0.3, a short access trail to Deep Lake leaves the main route. The trail also leads past West Lost Lake. The trail leads through a meadow area that can be extremely wet during the spring and early summer.

Beyond West Lake, the trail climbs steeply and enters the White River National Forest, Blanco Ranger District. The hiker or horseback user may proceed to Ripple Creek Pass by turning north on trail 1803. Going south one can reach Lost Lakes Peaks, eventually connecting with the Bear River Trail #1120 and returning to Stillwater Reservoir.

This trail provides access to high mountain lake country with good fishing. but the lakes along this trail receive heavy use. Please remember others will follow. Leave you campsite in a natural condition.


As humans, we must minimize our impacts to help preserve this resource for present and future generations.

Directions from Yampa: Travel S/SW on County Road 7 for approximately 7 miles to FDR 900. Follow FDR 900 approximately 8 1/2 more miles to the trailhead at Stillwater Reservoir. Follow the East Fork Trail #1119, 6 1/2 miles north, past Devil's Causeway, to the Lost Lake Trail #1116 at Round Lake. Go west on the Lost Lake Trail 2.8 miles to the West Lost Lake Trail. NOTE: the East Fork, Lost Lakes, and West Lost Lakes Trails are all located in the Flat Tops Wilderness so can be traveled only by foot or horseback.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall (NOTE: Normally accessible. Seasons may vary depending on snow depth and weather.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking West Lost Lakes Trail
ICON Fishing area lakes
ICON Hiking & Walking West Lost Lakes Trail
ICON Horseback Riding West Lost Lakes Trail

Related Activities
Lost Lakes Trail (Yampa Ranger District) - Lost Lakes Trail is located in the Flat Tops, west of Yampa. It is accessed from the East Fork Trail #1119, from either Stillwater Reservoir or the Pyramid Guard Station.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yampa Ranger District, 300 Roselawn Ave., P.O. Box 7 , Yampa, CO, 80483, Phone: 970-638-4516, Fax: 970-638-4635


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