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Quick Facts

Long Park Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,580 Feet (2362.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,320 Feet (411.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,900 Feet (2774.3 Meters)
Length: 3.3 Miles (5.5 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 1809
Usage: Light

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General Description

The Long Park Trail connects the Deadhorse-Long Park Loop four-wheel drive road #230 and the North Fork Road, County Road 8; also it connects with Lost Park Road #293. From the trailhead you climb rapidly for 1/2 mile until reaching the crest of the ridge between the White River and Long Park Creek drainages. As you travel through oak brush and aspen along the ridge for 1.2 miles, vistas of the surrounding area can be enjoyed. Finally, you turn north following Long Park Creek for the final 1.6 miles into the meadows of Long Park and 4-wheel drive road #230. Turning on #230 you follow the road for 1 mile to Trough Gulch. Here the trail follows a bench, switchbacking for 1 mile to Lost Park where it crosses Lost Creek and ends at the Hahn Creek campsite at the end of the Lost Park Road #203 1 mile further.

Directions from Meeker: Long Park Trail is located 32 miles east of Meeker. Take State Highway 13 east out of Meeker for one mile; turn right on County Road 8 for 31 miles to the Long-Lost Trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through November (NOTE: Always open. Beware of severe Winter conditions.) .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-07-05 18:02:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Long Park Trail
ICON Motorcycle Riding

Related Activities
Dead Horse Road--Long Park Loop Four-Wheel Drive R - Starting from the Long Park end of the loop, you travel the divide between the White River and Williams Fork drainages on your way to the Dead Horse end of the loop.

Long Park/Lost Creek General Forest Area - The Long Park/Lost Creek area offers access to four-wheel drive roads, hiking trails and hunting. It is located in the northern portion of the Blanco Ranger District, northeast of Buford.

Lost Creek- Long Park Loop Trail - This loop takes off at the Lost Creek trail and merges into the Long Park- Dead Horse Road before finally coming back on the Long Park Trail. This trail offers excellent views of the White River's North Fork Drainage.

North Fork Campground - North Fork Campground is located 35 miles east of Meeker close to the North Fork of the White River, at an elevation of 8,000 feet. In addition to single sites, the campground has a group site for up to 50 people.

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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