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Quick Facts

Lost Lake Trail (Columbine Ranger District)

Average Time: 2.0 Hours
Beginning Elevation: 8,820 Feet (2749.4 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 80 Feet (24.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,900 Feet (2774.3 Meters)
Length, One-way: 0.5 Miles (0.83 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 663
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Lemon Reservoir

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The trail (marked # 663 on the San Juan National Forest Recreation Map) goes through aspen and fir forests to Lost Lake. Lost Lake is a small, shallow, very scenic lake which is not stocked with fish.

Directions from Durango, Colorado: Drive north on County Road 240 (Florida Road) for 14 1/2 miles. At Helen's Store, continue north for about 7 miles on County Road 243. After Lemon Reservoir, the road passes through 2 miles of private land, then meets the East Florida Road (Forest Service Road 597). The Transfer Park and Florida Campground turnoff is on your left. Continue 1 3/4 miles, watching for the trail on your left side at the fifth switchback. Parking is roadside.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Mid-Spring through Mid-Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing
ICON Hiking & Walking Lost Lake Trail (Columbine Ranger District)

Related Activities
Florida Campground - Florida Campground is four miles north of Miller Creek above the reservoir. Colorado blue spruce, Douglas fir, and aspen dominate the area.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Durango Area Chamber Resort Association, 111 South Camino Del Rio , Durango, CO, 81301, Phone: 800-463-8726, Fax: 970-385-7884, durango@frontier.net


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