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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Sulphur Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lost Lake Trail (Sulphur Ranger District)

Beginning Elevation: 9,460 Feet (2948.9 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 202 Feet (63.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,662 Feet (3011.8 Meters) at Lost Lake
Length, One-way: 0.6 Miles (1 Kilometer) to Lost Lake
Other Maps: Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest Map
TI Topo Maps: #115, Rand, Stillwater Pass; Never Summer Wilderness
Usage: medium-Heavy
USGS Maps: Bowen Mountain




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General Description

ATTRACTIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS: The Lost Lake Trail is popular with day hikers, picnickers and fishermen. The lake is generally accessible by June.

NARRATIVE: From the trailhead parking, it is less than one mile to the Lake. The trail follows an old road for the first quarter mile through open meadow. This road is closed to vehicles and has been revegetated. The trail then enters the trees and then comes to another small clearing where the trail splits. Take the right hand fork, crossing Willow Creek and leading uphill through switchbacks to the lake.

Surrounding the lake are the Porphyry Peaks to the southwest, Cascade Mountain to the north, and Gravel Mountain to the southwest. A magnificent view of the entire Fraser Valley and the Continental Divide evolves at timberline but gets better as the trail climbs to the peak. The final climb over rocks and ledges to the top looks intimidating but the trail is well defined and safe.

Directions from Granby: Follow Highway 40 west to Highway 125. Take Highway 125 north to County Road 4, about 3 miles south of Willow Creek Pass, and 17 miles north of Highway 40. Follow this unpaved road along Willow Creek approximately 6 miles to the Stillwater Pass Junction. Follow County Road 456 1/2 mile to the Lost Lake Trailhead and parking area.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall (NOTE: Accessibility depends on snow depth and weather.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lost Lake
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Lost Lake Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Bikes permitted on Lost Lake Trail
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce, 78841 Hwy 40 , Winter Park, CO, 80482, Phone: 800-903-7275, Fax: 970-726-9449, www.winterpark-info.com

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