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Quick Facts

Lost Man Campground

Capacity: 50 People
Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 5 Days
Number of Sites: 10
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Toilets: Available Vault Toilets
Usage: Light
Water Availibility: Available Potable Water




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General Description

Lost Man Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Lost Man Campground
Lost Man Family Campground is situated directly across Independence Pass road from Lost Man Trailhead. Two miles to the east is the ghost town of Independence, an early mining town. The 10 campsites are within a lodgepole pine forest at 10,500' above sea level.

Directions from Aspen: Travel 14 miles east on Highway 82 toward Independence Pass to Lost Man Campground on the right.

Directions from Independence Pass: Travel about 6 miles west of the summit of the pass to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-June through Mid-September (NOTE: Season dates may change due to weather. Includes water, trash collection and vault toilets.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for winter. No services available. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:34:00.0


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Filed By: eric and rita
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: end of august trip...2 other campers...FREE FIREWOOD at each campsite...very nice.
Conditions: day temps 70-75...nite 40-45
Water Availability: stream water good...at site

Filed By: Karen (Fort Collins, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: This is a beautiful area, however, when we arrived the campground was full- 5+ other campgrounds in the area were also full. Have several back up plans. We ended up going about 7 miles down Lincoln Creek Road (a 4 wheel drive road) before finding anything.
Conditions: The rain was welcome as it was pretty sunny and hot while we were there (mid July)! The remote campgrounds (although no bathrooms, water, table, etc) are a much better choice!!
Water Availability: We were able to use water from the river without a problem, that was great!

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: GREAT SITE! Found very few campers there, got into the 30's and cold, but beautiful place. Check out site #3. VERY busy spot in front of site, popular trailhead across the hwy. Stay out of Aspen and enjoy the wilderness around you!
Conditions: No bugs, got real cold at night, campground sees very little sunshine since it is so wooded.
Water Availability: Stream backs to campground and our campsites #3, #4, & #5. Bathroom and water access in center of campground.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: THERE IS A LOT OF AFTERNOON RAIN SHOWERS. CAMPED AT SITE #5,IT IS A MUST SEE. SOME OF THE BEST TENT CAMPING AROUND! HAVE FUN! CAMPED 07/22/99 - 07/24/99



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Lost Man Campground
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking 1/4 mi. north to Midway and Lost Man trails
No
ICON Viewing Historic Sites 2 miles east on Hwy. 82 to Independence Historic townsite.
Yes
ICON Road Biking Independence Pass Road
No



Nearby Services

Groceries: One regional chain and several local stores. (Private - Profit) Directions: 14 1/2 mi. northwest on Hy 82 in Aspen.

Nearest Hospital: Aspen Valley Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 17 mi. northwest on Hy 82. West of Aspen on

Nearest Pay Phone: US West (Private - Profit) Directions: 14 1/2 mi. northwest on Hy 82 in Aspen.

Showers: James E. Moore swimming pool (Private - Profit) Directions: 17 mi. northwest on Hy 82. West of Aspen on

Gas Station: Two regional stations (Private - Profit) Directions: 14 1/2 mi northwest on Hy 82 in Aspen.



Related Activities
Independence Historic Townsite - Independence is generally considered to have been the first mining camp in the Aspen area. This current ghost town supported a population of 1,000 people in 1882.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 425 Rio Grande Pl. , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1940

Hickory House, 730 W. Main St. , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-2313

Annabelle Inn, 232 W. Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-266-2466, Fax: 970-925-3328, info@annabelleinn.com

Aspen Alps, 700 Ute Ave. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-711-0522, Fax: 970-920-2522

Aspen Meadows Resort, 845 Meadows Road , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 800-452-4240 or 800-452-4240

Aspen Mountain Lodge, 311 West Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-7650 or 800-362-7736, Fax: 970-925-5744, aml@aspenmountainlodge.com

Aspen Square Condominium Hotel, 617 East Cooper Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1000 or 800-470-0530

Hotel Aspen, 110 Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 888-738-8492, info@hotelaspen.com

Hotel Durant, 122 East Durant , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-438-7268 or 970-925-8500, Fax: 970-925-8789

Hotel Jerome, 330 East Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-916-5430 , Fax: 970-920-2050, jerome.info@aubergeresorts.com

Independence Square Hotel/Frias Properties, 404 S. Galena Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 800-542-7736, Fax: 970-925-2006

Inn at Aspen/Aspen Administrative Office, 38750 Highway 82 , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1500 or 844-997-8727, aspeninfo@wynvr.com

Limelight Hotel, 355 S. Monarch Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 855-925-3025 or 970-925-3025, Fax: 970-925-5120, info@limelighthotel.com

Molly Gibson Lodge, 101 West Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3434 or 888-271-2304, Fax: 970-925-2582, info@mollygibson.com

Mountain Chalet Aspen, 333 East Durant Avenue , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-7797, Fax: 888-925-7798, res@mca.travel

Residence Hotel, 305 S Galena St. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-315-2977, reservations@aspenresidence.com

Residences at the Little Nell, 675 E. Durant Ave. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 855-420-9009 or (970) 920-4600, STAY@THELITTLENELL.COM

Sky Hotel, 709 E. Durant Avenue , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-6760 or 800-882-2582, Fax: 970-925-6778

Snow Queen Lodge, 124 E. Cooper Ave , Aspen, Colorado, 81623, Phone: 970-925-8455, Fax: 970-925-7391, sqlodge@rof.net

St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums , 334 W. Hyman Avenue , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3220 or 800-817-2069, Fax: 970-920-4032, info@stmoritzlodge.com

The Crestwood Condominiums, 400 Wood Road , Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-2450 or 800-356-5949, res@thecrestwood.com

The Gant, 610 S W End Ave , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-5000, Fax: 970-925-6891

The Innsbruck, 233 W. Main St. , Aspen, colorado, 81611, Phone: 866-925-2980

The Little Nell Hotel, 675 E. Durant Ave. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-920-4600, Concierge@thelittlenell.com

Tyrolean Lodge, 200 West Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-4595 or 888-220-3809, Fax: 970-925-4598, stay@tyroleanlodge.com

Asie, 413 Main St. , Aspen, Colorado, 81623, Phone: 970-920-9988

Brexi Brasserie, 411 S. Monarch St. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-2838, Fax: 970-429-4348

Gwyn's High Alpine Restaurant, P.O. Box 6400 , Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-5188

Grateful Deli, 223 E. Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-6647

New York Pizza, 409 E. Hyman Ave , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-920-3088

Sam's Smokehouse, On Mountain , Snowmass Mountain, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-8686

Stew Pot, 62 Elbert Lane , Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-2263

Taster's Aspen, 455 Rio Grande Pl , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1952

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